Rhymes with Orange

First published in True Colour (Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014).

the goldfish
in the baby’s hand
turning soggy

            this Halloween
            a crying pumpkin

orange rinds
in a pile by the juicer—
Remembrance Day

after the power failure
the cheddar cheese
not okay

            a squirrel bite
            on the snowman’s nose

Superbowl halftime—
Dorito dust
over all my fingers