On making Dutch apple pie

With Apologies to My Wife


Pivoting between

the bowl with the apple

and plate with the peel,

I put some

one in the other

and other in the one.

Since such

sins of inattention

are frequent and real,

to God and woman

I humbly appeal:

Forgive the slivers

between tooth and gum,

and all the apple-

based deeds I have done!