Bad Dirty Smoothie

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Bad Dirty Smoothie

Sometimes you try to save bits of almost rotting fruit by storing them in the freezer//In your mind the food is already bad//But you’d feel bad if you threw out something that wasn’t quite bad enough//Six months later you find the bad fruit in the freezer and it looks the same//But now it is surely inedible//Still you convince yourself that you will be in the mood for a tropical smoothie sometime in the upcoming summer//So you wait another year and the summer slips away//And on a cold sunless day after the last houseplant has died//You think about the old bad frozen fruit hidden away in a box that is probably warmer than the back closet right now//And you have the slightest urge to dump the old dry dirt from the old dead plant into the plastic bag filled with the old badly freezer-burned fruit//Surely then you would be convinced that the fruit is bad enough to throw out//After all you’ll never be in the mood for a bad dirty smoothie