Poem-a-Day 2016 Writer’s Digest Challenge #29. Theme: Haphazard

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Life with Griff

Dollars into dimes,
fast food made slow,
pots and pans instead of
plates and bowls.
That was life with Griff.

Random lunchbox items—
Almond Joys and Handi-Snacks—
and dinner often burned,
which even the dogs spurned.
That was life with Griff.

Mixing flat Coke with fresh,
the creator of the 10-second rule,
showing up at school in high-water shorts
and black knee-socks, all out of sorts.
That was life with Griff.

Matching sheets, an unnecessity,
clocks that didn’t synchronize
were not a problem for him,
for time was often improvised.
That was life with Griff.

Flipping out when a car got behind him,
taking the road not meant to be taken,
but always managing to “recover his fumble”,
with Mom hollering, “Hells bells, Griff Graff!”
That was life with Griff.

Trips to the Wag to do number two,
when the toilets were on the blink,
throwing whites in with darks,
all coming out motley, wrinkly,
and somewhat less stinky.
That was life with Griff.

The endless making us guess,
making everything a test,
the telling of a joke,
only to forget the punchline,
leaving us all in a poke.
That was life with Griff.

Mopping without first a-sweeping,
CPAP mask while a-sleeping,
every scrap of junk-mail a-keeping,
and long trips to the loo
with a binder or two.
That was life with Griff.

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