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Don’t Let the Faces Fool You

Mom said
Your niece and nephew
are being dropped off for a while.

They weren’t on my schedule
my headphones in place
for an evening of transcription.

Relaxing, tweeting, reading
I’d procrastinated pretty good
about getting my work done

and paid the price
as I was caught unprepared
though thankfully I was rested.

I need all my strength
physically and mentally
to watch over the dynamic duo.

They’re busy children
and rarely have mercy
secretly plotting
and even aloud,

the boy told the girl
Let’s go beat up Auntie Shari,
and I think the girl liked the plan.


©2009 by Shari Lynne Smothers