oh mommy look the

sidewalk is

leaking

she says rain but

I say

drippery

slippery

sidewalk goo

and my yellow boots

with the

button on the side

say

skwirk skwirk

and my

cabbage patch lunchbox

says

klinkety-plink

when it bumps against

my legs

as I waddle

through the black

blobs of

licorice-sticky

puddles

Art by Karen Bennett

Photo by Karen Pomeroy

Photo by Lynn Howlett