by Daniel Romo
IKEA PARODI Glass Vase Recall
February 2007 – October 2007 from supplier #18347
The base of PARODI vase breaks for no apparent reason. Fill it with perennial Forget-me-nots and the flowers fail to remember how to stand. Season of ornamental haphazard. Following investigation, a number of PARODI vases have been found to have too high internal stresses. The smallest scratch could lead to a sudden bloody gash. Seven customers worldwide sustained cuts and in five cases hospital treatment was required. Dimensions of danger: 70 cm (28 inches) high and weigh approximately 5 kg (11 lbs.). Base diameter is 15 cm (6 inches); top diameter is 23 cm (9 inches). PARODI vase is produced in black (art. no. 20110234), white (art. no. 50112199) and clear glass (art. no. 00079545). All glass is fragile, but this glass is temperamental, too. When returning to the nearest store, handle with extra care.
Daniel Romo is an MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte, but represents the LBC. His poetry can be found or is forthcoming in Gargoyle, The Los Angeles Review, MiPOesias, > kill author, and elsewhere. His first book of poetry, Romancing Gravity, is forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press. He’s currently looking for a home for a book of prose poems, and working on a top-secret project about a certain Swedish home products company. More of his writing can be found here.
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