The microwave oven in my apartment
has thirty-two buttons
and they all do the very same thing.
They turn the microwave on.
My microwave has a button for popcorn
and pizza but what it doesn’t have a setting
for is cooking a frozen burrito irregularly.
Which is a shame,
as that is what it mostly does anyway.
Stopping the microwave oven
with exactly one second left on the timer
always sort of messes with my head.
I begin having big thoughts, like maybe
I should’ve gotten a job defusing bombs.
To that end, I have devised
a microwave oven with a two-wire off mechanism.
and one blue.
Cut the correct wire and the oven
But cut the wrong wire and the
oven jumps into metal utensil mode