“Pies have a reputation.
And it’s immediate – no talk of potential
Regarding a pie. It’s good
Or it isn’t. but mostly it is – sweet, very sweet”
Alberto Rios, “Perfect For Any Occasion”
There are very few serious poems about pies (it being Pi Day) but this one hits the mark. The poem is a bit heavy handed in its allegorical message, reaching out in its second part to types of pie (“Mincemeat? What the hell is that people ask” or “Mr./ ‘I-can-do-no-wrong’ pecan pie”), but mainly it is about personality and a sense of self-worth/ self-deception. It features gentle comedy with a bite (just as all the best pies do).