Mar 11

Old, Dry Carrots

(Written at the YWP Winter Conference)

The carrots in the back of the fridge:
White veins dig through the orange surface
Tasting like dirt
Looking old
Expecting mold
Will probably rot
But maybe not
Lifeless and cracked
Shoved to the back
Cold and dry
A week ago I said I'd eat them
Apparently I lied.