Fears Of A New Kid

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #388

Words:  stalls, chance, mouse, round, story, emerge, vents, clay, puddle, hinge, pulses, chain

New kid in school has
a round clay-colored
face. Mousy strands
of hair emerge

from his scalp. He knows
his chances here. Not good.
With headache pulsing, he stalls
long as he can, fiddling

with chain on his bicycle.
As the story goes, he plows
into a puddle right in front
of the schoolyard.  Covered

in mud splashes, he waits
as several kids come to
his aid. Was he hurt? Would he
like to clean up? New kid finds

he will have no need
to vent at home. Sometimes
a day hinges on kindness
shown by others.



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Fears Of A New Kid

  1. Learnography says:

    Students may face many types of fear factors in school like new places, strangers, teachers, homework or exams. Fear factors also protect them from dangers. Thanks for the writing


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