Monday, September 1, 2014

And Wait

My metal turtle has tinted skin.
I can see out,
but you can't see in.
I guide from the belly
and inch chase a place in the shade.

And wait.

The school pick-up line
is society small.
Should I act civilized
or middle finger it all?
Be a beast in a tank
or the lady my mama raised

and wait, and wait, and wait?

For Open Link Monday at Real Toads

17 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Enjoying the pick-up line, I see! I love "society small".

Björn Rudberg said...
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Björn Rudberg said...

Waiting... that's something I would never care for.. but I'd guess I wouldn't drive a tank either.. middlefinger and ignore sound a lot more like my style

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mood wings said...

"Should I act civilized
or middle finger it all?" ... I love you.

More faves:
"I can see out,
but you can't see in."
"I guide from the belly"
"inch-chase"

Gillena Cox said...

the question is "to be or not to be"; i think Shakespeare pondered such

have a nice Monday

much love...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the tinted skin, and "I can see out, but you cant see in." I remember the proper politics of the school pickup line, plus having to be not Too Outrageous for the sake of one's daughter....hee hee.......

Kerry O'Connor said...

Yep! I know exactly what you mean, always having been short on patience myself.

The Bizza said...

Wait... so the middle-finger isn't civilized? I don't understand the world anymore.

I empathize, and don't miss the school pick-up lines at all.

Loved the description of your tinted turtle.

Susan said...

I've got to ask what would a turtle do? But not remotely comfortable with waiting since I gave up smoking (30 months and a few days ago), I would hold up the line by penning a naughty poem.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

I get frustrated with all the waiting. I overly civilized but wish I could hone the middle finger more.

kaykuala said...

One wants to be civil as guided by our parents. But frustrations like 'waiting' can be a real hang-up. A good write MZ!

Hank

blueoran said...

Parents forfeit all the fun. Or do they? This is wickedly middle fingered.

Jazzbumpa said...

an alternative
park two blocks away
enjoy a walk with mini-zen

Cheers!
JzB

grapeling said...

middle ~

Kim Nelson said...

LOL! No beasting in the pick-up line. Whether right or wrong, could haunt your kids for the duration!

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2014/09/02/so-many-lost/

Marian said...

must it be one or the other? sigh, i guess so.