Instead of a water bucket

On the refrigerator door…

Inadvertently a jar of molasses

Pitched onto the floor!

Swept up the glass pieces,

(Molasses  is really thick)…

Both the broom and dust pan

Got sticky really quick!

Sprayed the mess with cleaner,

Enough so I could mop…

The mop sponge was almost gone

So I used bath towels to sop.

Made it safe enough to walk

Upon the soaking towels…

A whole new jar of molasses–

That sure hurts the bowels!

Helped my wife finish laundry,

Hung up up the last two loads…

Got supper for both of us–

Sandwiches on toast.

Tomorrow came her Home Health Aide,

Who .wanted things done right…

If she were to have a good mop

I needed to go tonight!

Route Sixteen was dark and calm,

I’d driven this route for years…..

The moon and shadows familiar friends

And so they held no fears.

No need to hurry–speed limit was fine–

I thought it was only forty…

Found a sign said forty-five*

But i was in no hurry.

Got to the store(open all night),

Boy was that a relief!

-Got my supplies (and MOXIE, too)

While the mop heads were priced cheap.

Drove back over the “mountain”,

A hill ‘tween here and there…

Found it oh so peaceful

Driving in night air!

–Jonathan Caswell

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