Refrigerator Door


Just red, cold
crimson steel –
the color
of disappointment.



……We’re out
…....of plums.








(Read this.)

A second tongue-in-cheek offering for dVerse. With gratitude to William Carlos Williams. 



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23 Responses to Refrigerator Door

  1. flower girl says:

    Man, you make your words work overtime! Red becomes read, drawing out a note posted on the door, but also making the ink red and the door red. Blood red, blood read. Someone is PISSED at someone. But I also can’t help but see this as being about an in-the-dark gay couple, one of whom has gotten fed up with the other keeping him/her a secret. So guess what! I just told everyone; now we’re out, baby. 🙂

    I like that secret “cooler” you hid in “color.” Other than the regular meaning, “the cooler” is also prison … or a penalty box in ice hockey, apparently. A cooler is also like a bouncer, right? So I think one of the guys in this partnership is a ginormous bouncer … who also likes plums. 🙂

  2. Bodhirose says:

    flower girl sees way more than I do…I need to expand my thinking! 🙂 Anyway, you pack a lot into these few words and I love that P.S.

  3. This does remind me of Williams…a take off on the Plum poem (I think it was his, wasn’t it?)

  4. kanzensakura says:

    I love it. No more plums…..ooooooh baby! I’ve had that poem on my refrigerator door for years. Last summer, I think my husband had seen it enough. He crossed through it and scribbled, but there is a pineapple xx00 This is super.

  5. Oh yes – so great when you bring in Carlos Williams … I could almost see a sticker saying:

    No plums – CWC was here.

  6. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Oh De, this is brilliant ❤

  7. Mary says:

    William Carlos Williams would have a smile over this one!

  8. ShirleyB says:

    Don’t you just hate it when you run out of plums?
    You nailed the brief with this.

  9. vronlacroix says:

    A few strong, concrete words. You found the essence.

  10. ihatepoetry says:

    Perfect, you clever lady.

  11. Mama Zen says:

    This made me laugh out loud!

  12. Enjoyed the reference to WCW’s poem. This one packs a punch, for sure!

  13. Sherry Marr says:

    Wow, who knew so much went on on a fridge door? I got a kick out of this one.

  14. Sherry Marr says:

    Who knew so much went on on a fridge door? I got a kick out of this one.

  15. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    love the opposite way of picturing red – cold fridge/disappointment
    a terse verse that speaks volumes

  16. um..
    are not

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