Puddles
    Footnotes

    “Puddles,” New Era, Aug. 1985, 22

    Puddles

    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