I was starting a nervous breakdown
over my 17,000 barcoded items at work
that needed to be checked back in
by the end of the following week
until I asked my first grade class
if any found their books. Tavas,
"I found it in my attic but forgot
to put it in my backpack."
Jack, "You know how you toss a book
as high as you can Mrs. Nixon?
It finally fell off the roof
but I forgot to put it in my backpack."
Sophia, "It was in my brother's room
under the chair cushions."
I guess lots of teen boys
like those Jewel Fairy books too.