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
Unremembered
Unwanted
Cold and dry
A week ago I said I'd eat them
Apparently I lied.