My Right Foot

At 7:40 pm on Wednesday night

my right foot went on strike

Declaring that unsafe working conditions

too much unpaid overtime

and general lack of appreciation

from the management

made continuing unacceptable

impossible even


As we were walking  up a steep hill

at the time

at the end of a  very long day

i was not amused


I tried flattery



and finally resorted  to just dragging

my uncooperative extremity along


Muttering under my breath

the whole time

Accusing it  of being churlish

acting like  a petulant child

refusing to be a team player

reminding it that my left foot was tired too

but it certainly wasn’t complaining!


My right foot

finally started to  cooperate again

but sulked the rest of the way home

Damn ungrateful foot


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

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