Poem: The Nap before Prom


The Nap before Prom

Both my high schoolers are attending Prom tomorrow night

The White tux with silver vest and tie has been picked up

the fushia strapless dress has been hemmed

The shoes and clutch are bought

the hair is planned

tomorrow morning the flowers are arranged into the expected gifts

Car loads of parents meet up to snap photos of the group

the limo arrives

Then the waiting begins

Prom night my husband and I sit up

putting toothpicks under our eye lids

scheduling one pickup at 1 am for the younger

actively texting the where abouts of the older

A tired Sunday for all in the house

Today warrents the Nap

(Erin McGee Ferrell April 26, 2013)