The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Monday, April 28, 2008

Forbidden Fruit

On the way home from his spin class this morning, Troy purchased an apple for himself. It looked just like this. Big, red, juicy, beautiful. Call me Eve. I had a friend over for lunch, along with her children. Of course I invited this friend over but did not prepare well because I tried to feed them lunch from a very empty fridge. I, like any good friend, wanted to provide balanced nutrition for the children. I saw the apple sitting on the counter, and I made a decision. I fed the apple to my friend, my friend's children, and to myself. I did leave a quarter of the apple for Troy....

Later in the day in my inbox I found this message from my husband:



This is Just to Say

You have eaten
the apple
which I purchased this morning
and I was saving for lunch

we'll see about forgiving you
I hope it was delicious
so sweet
and so cold

5 comments:

Kelly said...
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Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

You guys will just have to come visit us in Oregon and bring home a box load of delicious fresh Oregon grown Hood River apples. :-) I hope you get forgiven soon.

Windybrook Spinner said...

That is hilarious! Poor Troy. I hope you found him some more at Costco. It was a really good apple. Thanks for feeding us. I'm sorry it cause marital distress. We had a very lovely time until the cat incident! Ahh! =)

mrl said...

i love that poem! How awesome that Troy could quote it like that. Do you remember the illustration that went along with it in the blue book of poetry mom had? It had the most sly but thoughtful little boy sitting on a stool with his head cocked looking at the ceiling with his index finger on his mouth smiling. Great poem. Great book. Great illustration.

Anonymous said...

Hey I read that poem to everyone at book club last week. William Carlos William is one of my very favorite poets!-- Danna