ALISON MCGOFF
Apology to Our New Neighbors


We have eaten the bars that we baked expressly for you.
They were raspberry, with crumbs on top: a combination
of oatmeal, brown sugar, and butter, of course.
The house was dark, and no one answered the door
when we stopped by with our welcome offering.
They were scrumptious, but a tad too sweet.
So, on the next batch, we'll cut back on the sugar.

ALISON MCGOFF

This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

This page was first displayed
on May 25, 2012

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