Written for Poetic Asides #277
For today’s prompt, write a malfunction poem.
A consensus was reached
at the yearly meeting
of American Appliances.
The stove volunteered to falter
first, followed, one month
to the date, by the refrigerator,
shuddering once before dying.
By the end of the meeting,
a top ten list had been compiled,
although the water heater, missing
from the meeting, would have to go
as directed by the others.
A clattering, dripping disaster,
he was always absent or tardy.