This is Just to Say

for Jay
and all of them

We have read
the words
that you call
a poem

words which
you were probably
hoping
would matter

Forgive us
they were meaningless
so jejune
and so reeky


Cari Oleskewicz is a poet and writer based in Tampa and raising a daughter. My work has been published in  Found Poetry Review, Josephine Quarterly, JAB Magazine, Commonline Journal, Bryant Literary Review, Main Street Rag and the Washington Post. I’m working on a book about better days.

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