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Someone

Someone has to.
Someone has to go.
Someone has to go down
in the dark, musty basement.
Someone has to.
Someone has to tip toe
along the concrete floor.
Someone has to.
Someone has to listen
for the quiet, steady snores.
Someone has to.
Someone has to slip aside
the hulking creature’s
big behind.
Someone has to.
Someone has to sidle by
before the giant
roars awake
its eyes alight
with raging flames.
Someone has to.
Someone has to run
for her life
and bring back
a roll of two-ply soft, white
toilet paper.

I’m so happy to be here! I’ve missed you all. Life has been busy and distracting. Thank goodness for Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ wonderful blog. Her spotlight interview with Carrie Clickard and Carrie’s challenge to write a poem about something that spooked you as a child were just what I needed. Wishing you all a happy Poetry Friday! Leigh Ann has the roundup at A Day in the Life.

15 replies
  1. bookseedstudio says:

    The hairs raised up.
    I didn’t want to take those steps down with you.

    But … glad I did, Liz!

    And I missed the Carrie Clickard visit with Michelle at TodaysLittleDitty.
    I expect to go back & enjoy it, because of you.

  2. lindabaie says:

    Yes, they do, but perhaps someone can say “no”! Yikes, it’s a great poem, Liz, and that ending, ha!

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