I like advice but might not take it.
Might let it sit there between you
and me like the gift ham it is,
smoked and servable.
Advice, with all the trimmings.
Wrapped in plastic stamped
Serve By July 10 Or Freeze.

Mark Simpson is involved in farming and forestry on Whidbey Island, Washington. His work has appeared in a number of magazines. His chapbook, Fat Chance, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013.

See more of his work in 7.4 and 7.4