“IN TUPPERWARE” by Kenneth Pobo

In my county, we put our genitals
in Tupperware, find a spot
in the back of the fridge’s
bottom shelf, and say I really
should clean out the fridge
someday. My neighbor

holds a Tupperware party. Guests
bring something in Tupperware.
All I have are my genitals.
When people see them,
each says they have them too.

I may stop storing them
in the fridge. No more secrets
between my legs. Tonight’s yellow
moon is a MacDonald’s fry
bent down to see if I’m naked.
I eat the moon,
and call some stars for strip poker.

Kenneth Pobo (He/him)
Kenneth Pobo 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), and Lavender Fire, Lavender Rose (BrickHouse Books). Opening is forthcoming from Rectos Y Versos Editions.