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Debra Hulbert

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Debra Hulbert

Refrigerator Sex Change No. 1

The refrigerator had to be spayed.
Afraid of its grapefruit pregnancy.
Afraid of it, mothering the eggs.
Removed the racks with sterilized
fingers. Slid out vegetable bins.
Cut out the butter keeper.
Left nothing which could be called
a watermelon.

Prairie Schooner, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Fall 1972), p. 211