A-Z sketches in verse: Occasionally Overwhelmed
He’s overwhelmed and overdrawn,
His sense and wits have long since gone.
Though rationality forbids,
His wife asked him to watch the kids.
She calls it parenting, no doubt.
But clueless, he is fizzling out.
He moans and groans to pitch a fit
And says he has to babysit.
It feels like days, he tells the guys,
While entertaining tots pint-size.
At last, he hears the creaking door.
She just went to the grocery store.
c2015 by Linda Ann Nickerson
Vintage/public domain artwork