Poems of the Week

Off the Old Block

by Julia Griffin

For Mary

“Chocolate chip ice cream, once a year-round staple, has fallen out of favor… [One manufacturer said] chocolate chip has become ‘a market-specific flavor based on consumer preferences.’”
The New York Times

Market-specific—that eternal flavor?
Consumer preferences? What stupid clown
Decides this? My old favorite’s out of favor???
It’s time to heat things up! The chips are down!