le mot juste
© 2008 michele may


empty refrigerator

there’s nothing in your refrigerator
i said
leaning in
searching for something.

i don’t need anything but you.
he answered.

i laughed
until i realized
he was serious.

that’s too much to ask
and impossible for me to give.

how can you be so selfish?
he asked.

and i thought
how can you?