Steven Stam

The Unfulfilled List


Two Eggs,

Four Apples, green in color,

One bottle of cinnamon—ground,

Three bananas, overripe,

One promise,

Four dried, Turkish Apricots,

Three pineapple cores, moist,

One gallon of organic milk, free range,

Two pounds of brown rice,

Four mandarin oranges,

Conceits collected,

Wet paper torn in half,

Smudged ink.