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Poetic License: ‘Graffrigeriti’

By Staff | Nov 19, 2019

(Inspired by William Carlos Williams’ famous poem, “This is just to say,” some island writers have tried their hand at a new form called Graffrigeriti, where poems mimic the language used on refrigerator notes but with additional dashes of humor and irony.)

By JOHN F. JONES

This is just to say

Dear Friends

We found

the shower too hot

the pool too cold

the beds too hard

the towels too rough

the sofa too lumpy

the armchair too soft

But we must say

that for a week

the price

was just right

This is just to say

I read your note

suggesting

luncheon at one

or one-thirty

But since I must

endure the dentist

in the morning it

seems bad timing

as I could only

eat soup that

would drool down

my chin

By BEV POSTMUS

This is just to say

Honey

when you get home

take the meat from freezer

defrost in microwave

Since you’re there

peel potatoes

boil them

don’t forget a little salt

While you’re waiting

chop onions

celery and peppers

I’ll make dinner when I get home

By TANYA HOCHSCHILD

This is just to say

The blond in our bed

is me

Henri suggested

a change

Tried to stay up

to see your reaction

but day at spa

was too tiring

Hope you approve

if not

I’ll let it grow out

in a month