• Gary Hunter

Refrigerator Poem - June 30, 2022

I heard this idea

that what’s in the frig

says a lot about who you are


lots of leftovers say

you hold on to things

cuz you might need them


nearly ripened fruit whisper

you like to wait for the perfect

moment to do or say something


while milk is the moral modifier

coating and mixing with both

sweet and bitter pleasure and pain


which means when the spaghetti

and meatballs turn green

we know you’re a hoarder


or if the peach turns brown

you are a procrastinator


or if the milk sours

you stopped living

took a break for awhile


maybe found some brittle old gum

in a drawer and chewed

on your next move

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