Seven Silver Soldiers

free verse

Image credit to Dachs | Pixabay

Spoons stand at attention,
Waiting for orders —
Seven silver soldiers
Gleaming with readiness
To plunge into battle
Wherever I send them.
One for a deadline,
Two for insomnia,
Three for the cat vomit,
Four for a friend drama,
Five for my family,
Six for a migraine,
Seven for this back pain.
They always run out faster
Than the hours in the day.
Tomorrow, I vow, I will
Deploy my precious soldiers
More judiciously, not
Lose them all by noon.
But when morning comes,
I grab my phone…
It’s hard to be a spoonie.

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