If your home were a museum — and they all are, in a way — what would the contents of your refrigerator say about you and those you live with? In his poem “Refrigerator, 1957,” Thomas Lux opens the door to his childhood appliance and oh, does a three-quarters full jar of maraschino cherries speak volumes.
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for shaping your presence in a tender, tumultuous world
to the pleasure in thinking deeply with others
to be part of the generative story of our time
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