Rhymes with Orange

First published in True Colour (Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014).

the goldfish

in the baby’s hand

turning soggy

this Halloween

a crying pumpkin

orange rinds

in a pile by the juicer—

Remembrance Day

after the power failure

the cheddar cheese

not okay

a squirrel bite

on the snowman’s nose

Superbowl halftime—

Dorito dust

over all my fingers