Under the Wire

Today’s writing
will get snuck in

Like bites of chocolate
from the pantry
when the kids aren’t looking

Or the trip to the bathroom
only made possible
by the teacher across the hall
who will watch to make sure
no child explodes
in my absence

Or the extra steps I gain
by parking in the
very last spot
at the grocery store

Or the moment of sleep
I can manage
right before
the next summons for help
to find a shoe
or whatever it is
RIGHT THERE
on the shelf

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