Lillian is hosting Tuesday Poetics at dVerse. For today’s prompt, she wants us to walk into our kitchen and open our refrigerator. Pick something specific that resides in, or on the outside of the refrigerator. Let that be the inspiration for our poem and write about the item or about the refrigerator or let our imagination use the object as a jumping off place. Let’s all chill out with my take on it!
Oh! here she comes today
to wipe and clear my trays
with power turned off
and a cloth as big as mop
she pulls a chair close to me
I respire as she peeks queerly
milk and cheese, butter and cream
all smell good as she tries to lean
cranberries and raspberries
blackberries and blueberries
still get a life on shelf
she’s stocked these as wealth
chicken and salmon from weekend feast
and that lasagna too that’s neatly sheathed
are layered with fungus relishing treat
but its stale smell now makes me shriek
empty cans and bottles with no pizza in boxes
Hershey’s chocolate syrup also turned toxic
broccoli, lettuce mushrooms in Tupperware boxes
garnished with mold and algae making these obnoxious
Oh please my dear lady, my kind and lovely lady
can you cleanse and sanitize my body?
can you remove all the expired stacks?
can you help me breathe and come back?