I fished out a pair of your underpants from behind the washer. A spider clung to the band. I set him free. What to do about your undies? Call you? No. We aren’t speaking. I could make a bonfire, eat Smores and toss them in. A purging. After I throw them in the kitchen trash can, I await the trash collectors. A tiny bit of me wishes I had kept them. A souvenir. And a warning.
Kenneth Pobo (he/him) is the author of twenty-one chapbooks and nine full-length collections. Recent books include Bend of Quiet (Blue Light Press), Loplop in a Red City (Circling Rivers), Lilac And Sawdust (Meadowlark Press), Lavender Fire, Lavender Rose (BrickHouse Books), and Gold Bracelet in a Cave: Aunt Stokesia (Ethel Press).