July 8, 2008

peanut butter

for Mary Ann

in this brave age of darkness
nothing seems to be reliable
but i thought your heart was
and it was not

now, really
come think about it
nothing is reliable
in this world of drunkness

not even peanut butter
i heard they make it now
out of some cheap beans
and then have it artificially flavored

so going back to you
i wish i had read the small print
on your label
had there been any

you are like cheap peanut butter
sweet but soulless

a fake

greg boghossian (Ann Arbor, MI, 1981)