after a photograph by Michael Sollazzo
Thirty-eight bottles of beer. I counted.
Let's assume they're giving a party...
tomorrow we'll find the bride's corsage,
some left-over chicken, plenty of room
for greens, eggs, tapioca pudding...
why, even now, behind the door
to the freezer compartment, there may be many
purple and orange popsicles
specially laid in for the children...
if only our eyes could open such doors.