Poetic Asides November 2013 Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day 8: an “inanimate object” poem
“Your package is scheduled for delivery today by 8:00 pm”
Is it wrong to be nearing sixty
and be as giddy as a five year old?
So I’ve been told, but I don’t really care
because somewhere out there is a package
for me and I can’t manage my excitement.
Inside will be a world of delight
with places to write, to read, to play
and all of them only a finger away.
I hear that it’s already on the truck.
With my luck, the truck will break down,
a crestfallen frown eclipsing my smile.
I’ve been waiting a while for the UPS man
to end my distress with one little box.
But clocks move too slowly.
This unholy waiting is driving me mad.
Just where in the heck is my new iPad?
© Susan Schoeffield
Posted to Poetic Asides on 11/8/13 at 11:55 a.m.