The Cost of Living, by Louise Longson

The Cost of Living
(after William Carlos Williams)

This is just to say

I bought
the plums
that you crossed off
the shopping list

and which
you said at £3.50 a punnet is
taking the piss
for just six of them

I’ll explain
they were Irresistible
so I’ve turned off the heating
and am now so cold

Louise Longson lives in West Oxfordshire and works for a loneliness charity. She started writing poetry during isolation in lockdown 2020. She is widely published in print and online, and author of the chapbooks Hanging Fire (Dreich Publications, 2021) and Songs from the Witch Bottle: cytoplasmic variations (Alien Buddha Press, 2022). 

Twitter @LouisePoetical

 

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