Life as an Elevator

Whoosh Whoosh

“…pose you heard the one
about the rattle snake
who had a nasty fear
of a garden gnome?
it turns out that he…”

whoosh whoosh

“…and so I said honey
if you ain’t go the cash
right now,
then I ain’t…

whoosh whoosh

“…eggs and bread
and cheese and salt
do you need anyth….

whoosh whoosh

sometimes exciting
and sometimes mundane
the snippets I hear
nearly drive me insane
I hope that I’ll learn
the rest of the tale later
but that’s not my fate
for I’m an elevator.


written for NaPoWriMo – the prompt today is to write poetry based on overheard snippets of conversation