the lid is pink and the container is glass and inside it, the ginger is yellow and dry

the lid won’t go back on.
i want to force it.

instead, i stop.
slowly line up
the threads, and
screw it back into place.

the lid, it’s sticky.
it wears a dent
from the last time
it got stuck, and
i slammed it down,
thinking that would help it
re-home itself.

i was wrong.

the lid, still askew,
and now dented.

now dented,
still sticky,
the lid gets stuck.
i want to slam it,
again.

instead, i
slowly line up
the threads,
gently screw it
back into place.

Published by Zak

an intertidal island in an ocean of impermanence.

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