• Eight-Oh-Three  

     

    by Carol Diggory Shields

     

    Lunch box, backpack.

     

    Papers flying free.

    Shoelaces untied-

     

    Eight-Oh-Three.

     

    Quick kiss, oops missed.

     

    Bam! Out the door.

     

    Jumping, jamming down the stairs-

     

    Eight-Oh-Four.

     

    Legs pumping, heart thumping,

     

    Running down the drive.

     

    Will I make it, will I make it?

     

    Eight-oh-five.

     

    Tight corner, muddy puddle,

     

    Dodge, jump, kick.

     

    Slide into the bus stop-

     

    Eight-oh-six.