Poems of the Week


by Julia Griffin

For Emily

“Kim-Joy’s recipe for macaron meringue snails”
The Guardian

Although I’ve labored on and on
I’ve yet to get the hang
Of topping with a macaron
A snail of sweet meringue.

However much I squeeze and tug
Or nudge it with a spoon,
The outcome’s just a sugar slug
Beneath a macaroon.