Sunday, May 8, 2016

mad cow*

I keep my keys
in cold storage
next to the milk
and juice

hardly imagining
that the battery will
last longer
at 40 degrees

it is harder
to remember them
though I always know
where they are
when I look for something
to drink

it won’t matter
where my keys are
after the first time I go
to the store

and don’t come back
on my own…

Barry DeCarli
May 6, 2016
On Hammond Pond
©2016 Barry DeCarli
*“mad cow” is a reference to the
Denny Crane character on Boston Legal