Laughter in the Hallway – Lynette Esposito

You better not run
Grandmother says.

Off they go like firetrucks
sounding the alarm with wild laughter
as they tear down the hallway
with grandmother behind chasing
with her heavy steps after their light ones
roaring like a dinosaur

Lynette G. Esposito, MA Rutgers, has been published in Poetry Quarterly, North of Oxford, Twin Decades, Remembered Arts, Reader’s Digest, US1, and others. She was married to Attilio Esposito and lives with eight rescued muses in Southern New Jersey.

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