I’ve things to do;
I’ll make a list.
If I don’t,
Some shit gets missed.
Even heroes need a nudge;
Or else I’d never, ever budge…
- Save Lois – again – should just start there
- Then Jimmy – again – from who knows where
- Then turn back time – who else can help?
- Respond to every cry and yelp.
- The suit needs cleaning, yes, it does,
- Ask them to remove the fuzz
- And make sure that the cape is pressed
- I want my rescuees impressed
- Get milk – it does a body good
- And protein whey (you knew I would)
- See what Lex is up to now; (he’s out again – I don’t know how)
- Feed the dog (I have one, yes)
- Then walk him and clean up his mess
Some is mundane, some hero stuff;
It never feels like quite enough.
I’ll cross off every item here,
And STILL I’ll hear you in my ear.
We heroes need some “me” time, too;
I have a life past saving you.
And with all phone booths gone away,
Someone else can save the day.
Our (optional) prompt for the day is to write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.” The fun of this prompt is to make it the “to-do list” of an unusual person or character. For example, what’s on the Tooth Fairy’s to-do list? Or on the to-do list of Genghis Khan? Of a housefly? Your list can be a mix of extremely boring things and wild things. For example, maybe Santa Claus needs to order his elves to make 7 million animatronic Baby Yoda dolls, to have his hat dry-cleaned to get off all the soot it picked up last December, and to get his head electrician to change out the sparkplugs on Rudolph’s nose.