Issaquah, Washington usa
She stumbled over his body
he guarded the gates while
she swallowed the vodka.
His little sister wrapped her
small frame around the Christmas
teddy. The little guy kept
her safe from the boogy man
in the closet. There wasn't much
She passed out on the kitchen floor
after knocking down the blue lamp causing
it to crack a little. He just began to
weep over her large frame, but nothing
would wake her.
Little boy and little lost girl
silently wept themselves to sleep.
By morning the woman awoke and
fixed herself a cup of java.
She asked the kids if they were
hungry only to fix them nothing.
The fridge was naked with an old
beer can and a couple of onions.
Mother sent Naples to the store
with a coupon. She was to get the
doughnuts. Oooh, yummy tin doughnuts with
sugar. Maybe, just maybe if there was enough
stamps we could buy a little milk for dipping.
Naples arrived back with doughnuts and milk
for breakfast. Every morsel, crumb and piece
was gone in a matter of minutes. It was
now time for the clean. The glass around the room from the lamp would be dangerous if not swept up. Mother decided to take a nap and let the kids clean up. The kids knew that today was a new day and if they just cleaned and didn't complain everything would be better this time. SO all day they scrubbed on their hands and knees and even managed to borrow a few smokes from a friend of mothers. When mother awoke is was perfect. The small house was shiny. Cigarettes were next to the coffee cup and the can of pork was roasting on the stove. Mother didn't say much except that she would be back at midnight and to keep the doors locked. The little boy and little girl locked eyes and knew what they had to do. This time they both had to guard the gate, they were tired of doing it alone.