On Call

When the call came, he always answered
He drove with abandon every time
A foot spurring the car faster than it had ever gone
Tires screamed
Bright red lights ignored
To be there
With her
As she wanted
This was all that mattered
Pressed up against her in the hallway
Ringed fingers pledged to love others, stripping away any barriers between them
She was all that mattered
She was all he had lost and needed to reclaim
There were no pleasantries until “after”
And leaving?
The pain of “good bye” was only slightly over powered be the joy of her “hello”
So he waited
On call


A Public Service Announcement

One of our local law enforcement officers asked me this morning to remind our area residents about what he termed “aggressive strollering.” 
Apparently, some have taken to walking with their children (and small dogs) in an unsafe and aggressive manner.
Please be reminded that state law says:
— Strollers must be pushed so that they are going the opposite way of automotive traffic
— Large “gangs” of strollers should travel in a single file line and never stretch the width of the street
— Moderate speeds should be adhered to and loud talking needs to be minimized
— All strollers should be in good working condition and not cobbled together from various bits of other strollers found at garage sales
— Shopping carts are NOT strollers and are banned for such use by city ordinance
— Texting and strolling is generally unsafe, along with harnessing several large dogs to pull your stroller Yukon style
— You may open carry a firearm of your choice while strollering
Please, for the sake of our children, stroller in a friendly, light hearted manner.