22 Psaltery & Lyre: Kris Bluth, “Pumpkin”

 

Pumpkin

If we had carved
that jack o’lantern,
it would have been
pudding at the bottom
of a dumpster in no
time flat, but now
we’re coming up on
Christmas and it’s still
the centerpiece of our
kitchen table.  That’s what
happens when you play it
smooth, when you keep
your crooked grin tucked
in away from itself.

 

 

Kris Bluth lives in Eugene, Oregon, and enjoys singing along to the Veggie Tales theme song with his daughter.   Among the places his work has appeared are Denali, Groundwaters, Every Day Poets, Irreantum, and Salt Lake City Weekly. 

 

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