6:52, time to put on shoes.
With lunch boxes packed and backpacks slung,
Mom would send us out to school-
“Have a good day, I love you!”
6:55, the bus arrives.
We’d cross the street as the traffic stopped,
And once we’d boarded, it wasn’t even two tick-tocks
Before my brother was asleep- looking barely alive!
It’s 7:30 now, and mom’s in a hurry.
I grab the keys on the hook, and she grabs her teacher bag.
We walk out the door together, but I get in the driver’s seat-
With two kids and two parents, working many hours apiece,
I have to drop her to school
if we’re all to be where we’re needed without worry.
At 7:45, I pull into the circle, my past teachers looking surprised
Now I’m an adult, driving my mom and working a job
It’s a mix of emotions, growing up- it’s odd
While I’m nervous for the future, I take it all in stride