Slam on the Brakes

Day 64 prompt: slam on the brakes

 

On my way to work

Passenger seat occupied

By valuable essentials

Briefcase, purse, laptop

 

Squirrel in the road

Slam on the brakes

Gripping at ten and two

Belongings worth

Thousands of dollars

Hurtle to the floor

 

God damn it!

 

On my way to anywhere

Passenger seat occupied

By my firstborn child

Tall, strong teen in headphones

 

Squirrel in the road

Slam on the brakes

Reaching fast to the right

A futile reflex to protect

The child whose eyes roll

As he adjusts his seatbelt

 

God bless him!

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