(A POEM OF SORTS)
Someone’s Aim was sure to be off
in the bathrooms you used at work
and at the train station today,
AND we believe in the 5 second
rule at home.
The puddles that have sat
for a few hours collecting oil
(which isn’t organic by the way),
saw the likes of your soles today
AND my toddler is facedown
on the carpet
as he hides in his fort.
There is a piece of lawn fertilizer
on your heel that you can’t see,
yet if it enters my child’s mouth
it could cause leukemia,
AND my baby is
Learning to crawl using
the same hands she uses
to feed herself.
The remains of human droplets
of saliva, that landed on the ground
after someone sneezed, coughed,
spit or vomited were stepped on by you,
AND my daughter drops
Her teething toy, picks it
Up, chews it, and drops it again,
Take Your Shoes Off Please!