shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Eric Blanchard


Kicking and Screaming

It's always a mad dash,
at the absolute last minute.

But, with your flip-flopped foot
a brick and a half down

on the pedal, you make it there
in record time, again,

driving with the focus of a mother
whose cub is going to be late

for his cello lesson. He is
strapped in the back seat, kicking

and screaming, because he
really wants to be at the park

with his friends, and he
wanted to play the guitar.