There was an old man at the Strand,
Whose focaccia got way out of hand.
It exploded with crumbs, and now nobody comes
Within five hundred feet of the Strand.
Anthony Madrid lives in Victoria, Texas. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, Boston Review, Fence, Harvard Review, Lana Turner, LIT, and Poetry. His second book is called Try Never (Canarium Books, 2017). A book of his limericks, illustrated by Mark Fletcher, will be out later this year with Prelude Books.
Illustration by Gabi Anderson.