Thursday, March 20, 2014

SOL 20 of 31 -- A Dragon Day

I saw red today.
Teeth grinding,
brows furrowed, RED.
Deep breaths would not go in.

It's not like I didn't have fair warning:
My preschooler declared Operation No
first thing this morning.

She ripped the strap off my purse.
She screamed and refused
to try on the pants I wanted to buy for her,
yanked my arm, kicked my leg
while I visited with friends at lunch,
would NOT let Dad do bedtime.

I saw red today.
The kind of fist-clenching, toes-curling RED.

Nothing was easy.
I'm tired of demands,
tired of reminding about manners.
Unwilling to play SCHOOL or CINDERELLA

I felt red today,
that sort of fire-breathing dragon red.

Dragon in the sand photo credit: <a href="">Bill Gracey</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">cc</a>

artsy dragon photo credit: <a href="">rumpleteaser</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">cc</a>

Embroidered dragon photo credit: <a href="">merwing✿little dear</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">cc</a>


  1. Honesty...refreshing. I hope tomorrow is at least oange or maybe even yellow! Love this! All parents understand.

  2. Yep, we've all been there, more than once! Time for a mother's day out? I love, love the idea of the dragon pics of your feelings-great idea.