Thursday, April 11, 2013

PAD 11 In Case of ...

 In Case of Meeting a Giant Gorilla

My sis at twenty-one and I, at fifteen,  
prepared to visit a friend in Maryland
about a five hour drive from P-A.

As we loaded our luggage
my mom, meanwhile,
stuffed the back seat.

Battery cables, jugs of water,
firstaid kit, extra food, blankets,
a fist full of change-“just in case.”

“Let’s take a bunch of bananas,
in case we meet a giant gorilla.”
How did I make it to sixteen?

We didn’t use most of Mom’s supplies
but the water came in handy
to wash the windshield.

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