Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Monday's Child

red bruise, new bruise
it happens every day
everyday the same news
in any kind of way:
"who hurt your leg?"
his mother asked
the one she'd broken
now hung in a cast
he looked at the doctor
and let out a sigh
"I did, mommy."
was his innocent reply
five weeks later, three more burns
it was an important lesson
to learn
"remember, you didn't
get those marks from me.
You got them when
you fell out of the tree."
One hit too many
he fell on the kitchen tile
No more excuses to make-
that was the end of
Monday's Child

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