Melissa Broder – SOHO Windows

Melissa Broder

SOHO Windows

Loaded reindeer hangs
rug pad and runner,
both dishwasher and oven

safe, in a library
of caviar and cloves.
Eco-friendly latte

and flared trumpet, a glass
tulip, a granite cheese board,
what looks like snowflakes

in Swedish jewel tones
amuse bouche, then spiral gold
and silver bugle bells,

breathing optic velvet.
Dark chocolate chairs
will show her you care

from hors d’oeuvres through entrée.
Ruby red nut puts
the bubbly or martini

on antiqued mercury slate
and blends, sophisticated
baby, a threshold

to the holidays. Flocked trees
with mitered corners
and white-hot trim, dressed in tongue

and groove joinery,
with all the woodsy charm
of five fixed cupboard shelves,

poly-cotton blend, secure
the doors and tell us we’re
good. Tell us we’re good!

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