Mother always told us,
“Make sure your underwear has no holes–
you never know—you may get hit by a car
and what would the doctors think?”

On other days,
“Make sure your underwear is clean.
You never know—you might get into an accident
and what would the doctors think?”

I think,
when Papa died
thrown onto the windshield and
clear across tenth avenue
the doctors didn’t check.


Penny Freeland

About Penny Freeland

I am a NYC transplant, now living in Cape Hatteras. I have been writing since before I could hold a pen, when I would memorize my work. I teach writing and Literature, online and I love my work. I have raised all of my kids and now live with my min-pin. We walk the beach and find sea glass.
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