Poetical Mathematicals by J. Patrick Lewis
{A Bumbershoot Special Feature}

William Carlos Williams’s Pizza

The 15” pan pizza
sliced in 3” squares
was so inviting

I couldn’t resist
eating 19½ pieces.

Forgive me, Florence.
You were hungry, too.
I put the box back
in the refrigerator

Beside the white chickens,
forgetting how little
pizza was left.