Morning Hunt

By David Sjolander

Where are my slippers?

I can’t find my slippers!

I took them off before going to bed;

Now, when I want them;

They’re nowhere in sight.


I peer under the bed;

Sometimes, they get pushed under the bed;

The lighting isn’t good;

It’s early yet;

They’re not there;

I move to the foot of the bed;

The lighting’s worse here;

I look down;

I see one;

I look toward the bed;

The heel of the other slipper is sticking out, from under the bed.


I slip my foot into the left one;

I lean over and pull the right one out, from under the bed;

Mission accomplished!

© David Sjolander 2017