and laugh at our purple faces.
Six little monkey face giggle on the floor,
waving our arms like bat wings,
tumbling over ourselves.
We are busy making up secrets
until someone gets tummy ache.
It is late, the stars are yawning
we straggle home in pairs
forgetting mittens along the road.
Carolyn D. Elias is a poet who lives with her husband in Hancock, Minnesota. Carolyn's work has appeared in Sassafras Literary Magazine and East Jasmine Review. Her poems will soon be published by Lunch Ticket and on the Apeiron Review website. You can learn more about her at www.carolyndeliasauthor.squarespace.com or follow her on twitter @CarolynDElias.