Summertime (Take it away, Miss Ella!)

Game Dice

by Artemis Greenleaf



And the children are restless

Chutes and Ladders

And lots of Lego.


Oh, we read out loud

Now my voice is so croaky

A book full of stories

All about ghosts.


Maybe in evening

And sweet kids lie dreaming

I’ll make my word count

And edit my podcast


But until that evening

A dinner needs cooking

Tired daddy comes home hungry and frazzled



Children are busy

Swimming lessons

And playdates with friends


Time flashes past

Deadlines a hurtlin’ by

So little children,

What game is next?