28 November 2010


For day 26 of the PAD challenge. Prompt: an "on the run" poem.

down the stairwell again
and out the door, bang
with a slap upon the
sidewalk, the school run

then the bank (open at eight),
the post office, grocery (pepper,
milk, bread, bones for soup),
drugstore for baby medicine to

lower a fever, bandages for a skinned
knee, the stationers for several
cards, the cherries covered in

on the run to beat the bus,
collect the mail, call the social
worker, laundry then, and dinner and

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