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Monday, February 11, 2008

Fridge Space



snow falls higher
than my shoulder blades
buries sprawling sumac
cold seeps indoors
utility meter spins but
heat hides til summer

when frosting in my space
is too nasty to bear
I prop open the fridge door
bask in warmer air


Sunday Scribblings prompt

Yes, I'm still whining about winter. For no good reason.

29 comments:

Brian said...

Snow, snow go away. :)

Jo said...

Oh what my kids would give to be playing in that.....we've had only one flurry that didn't stick. Great piece, as always, your writing always moves so beautifully.

Remiman said...

Sue,
Basking in the fridge's warm air.
That is what I call a real old fashioned winter!!!!;)
It's going to 10 below here tonight.
rel

Granny Smith said...

Clever and fun! Makes this Californian shiver just to think about it.

Devil Mood said...

I think you may have a good reason!
Interesting to imagine the fridge as warmer than me...

redness said...

Ahhhh so you live in a fridge too? Wonderful, wonderful poem, I could feel the icicles, Thank YOU!

Melody said...

I can imagine how cold the weather is through your post! Stay warm! :)

Gemma said...

Air in your fridge is warmer than the rest of the place....oh brrrr.

colleen said...

Great twist and fun read. I always think it's strange how fridges feel warm to the touch on the outside while so cool inside.

Lucy said...

cute poem! love the picture! brrrrr Im chilly just visiting! :)

CHEFDRUCK said...

Lovely poem. I could almost hear the utility meter.

sarala said...

It is snowing here and I'm whining too. I like the snow buried sumac image.

Heather said...

Oh, I do know the feeling! Love the humor in this wonderful poem. ;o)

Chris said...

You clever girl, you! Loved it!!!

gautami tripathy said...

What a poem!

spaced out

Caroline said...

You make the chill feel unbearable!

Beatriz's suitcase contents said...

Nicely done, I could feel the cold through your words.

Beatriz's suitcase contents said...

Nicely done, I could feel the cold through your words.

nonizamboni said...

I love how heat is hiding until summer. Its been quite a winter, hasn't it? Great poem, great images.
Thanks for sharing!

anthonynorth said...

Now you keep on whining about winter if you want.
It's making me feel a little warmer :-)

ratanaong said...

Ooo...reading your post, makes me feel really freezing. It must be really cold up at your place. Singapore is at 26 to 32 deg celcius. What a contrast. Love the post. It's beautifully written.

Mare Freeborn said...

Thanks for sending me a smile.

myrtle beached whale said...

I love the "utility meter spins". Having grown up in Idaho, I have seen some serious rpms. Mine spin here in the summer.

keith hillman said...

So cute!

lissa said...

I really like this one. you whine in such an elegant way.

The Alchemist said...

I can relate. I don't know where you live but a Canadian prairie winter is a bitter experience and if the power fails tonight (-33 with windchill up to -40+) I may well have to crawl in my fridge to keep warm. Getting back to your poem very nice indeed. as always.

susiej.com said...

Ha!! That was clever, and great.

giggles said...

Understandable!!! Hope you see spring soon!! Wishing you a snow melt!

Hugs Sherrie

Gemma said...

I could feel your "big freeze" but the thought was great! Gave me some cool thoughts for our sultry summer days and the impossibility of sleeping well at night!

A cute write!

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