Tagged: school bus

we are waiting for

we are waiting for
the school bus to come back down the
hill, borrowing warmth

from inside our home just moments
before, stubbornly growing
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: stubbornly

one in eight children

one in eight children
are traumatized by
that early morning
realization of missing
the school bus. it
still sneaks into
our slumber, the
mechanical stop-
sign arm, that air
brake sigh, the
unmistakable
national school
bus chrome,
shrinking in
the distance
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