To Do

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…

  1. Save Lois – again – should just start there
  2. Then Jimmy – again – from who knows where
  3. Then turn back time – who else can help?
  4. Respond to every cry and yelp.
  5. The suit needs cleaning, yes, it does,
    1. Ask them to remove the fuzz
    2. And make sure that the cape is pressed
    3. I want my rescuees impressed
  6. Get milk – it does a body good
  7. And protein whey (you knew I would)
  8. See what Lex is up to now; (he’s out again – I don’t know how)
  9. Feed the dog (I have one, yes)
  10. 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.

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