Learning to Walk

  1. I sat in the li-roo-roo and rubbed my step-outs against the bumps of the rug until they got warm. It had been cold in the walls, the sound of much tallers waving their feelers. I stopped the music box played a song my ears felt them smiling. Rubbed my piggies my bottom rolled  reached toward the sound they made. Everything sounded. My piggies stuck in a darker place where the froggy peed when the lights went out. The person who held me close rubbed there. She made the rug warm. The rug bumps are stuck together and scratchy against my step-outs. I pressed a bump with my biggest and the fuzz jumped bigly. Knees head toward a sitting place hold on to a smooth swelling and push up.  Another sitting place across the li-roo-roo to the happy froggy when it pees and goes hissy. I am on two step-outs. Light comes on with feelers and watch across the floor to the other sitting place. The clock goes tick-tock.  My feet listen. Almost can yes.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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