My refrigerator flew away today.
The compresser clicked on and it took off
through the wall like a rocket
breaking free of gravity.
I watched, complacent, as it launched,
dragging its extension cord like a kitetail.
It crashed through the drywall
of the neighbor I don’t talk to,
hard enough to distract her
from whatever soap opera is still
on cable. It turned to face me;
I know it did. Because I saw
my magnets rearranged on the freezer door;
they loosened into a blissful grin. Then,
with all my condiments in tow, it superheated
through the roof, and disappeared into early afternoon.
James is a writer, podcaster and activist from Harrisburg, PA. He currently co-hosts the Planet Express Delivery Podcast on the Podbean network. He can be reached on Twitter at @GorillaKarate.