Somebunny Special

I want to help him,
mother him,
(infect him like the rest of us).
Poor little boy
can’t
draw a dumb bunny.
I hop over,
scratch out
an Easter rabbit
on white paper;
one ear up and
one ear down
for the needy spectacled
special boy.
Teacher says,
“Let him do his own work.”
Don’t say that.
Let me be special
(too).

Trifecta Writing Challenge INFECT 1: to contaminate with a disease-producing substance or agent (as bacteria) 2a : to communicate a pathogen or a disease to b : of a pathogenic organism : to invade (an individual or organ) usually by penetration c : of a computer virus : to become transmitted and copied to (as a computer) 3a : contaminate, corrupt    b : to work upon or seize upon so as to induce sympathy, belief, or support <trying to infect their salespeople with their enthusiasm>

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
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12 Comments

    • To me, life is not exactly like a box of chocolates. It’s more like the litmus lozenges the librarian in “Because of Winn-Dixie” gives the girl that tastes like melancholy. Sweet and sad at the same time.

    • Hey, thanks! Perfection has always infected my life, so I’m honored that you choose to follow my less than perfect one.

  1. Love your poem. I am always itching to ‘correct’ my kids’ drawings but then I remember how much I hated it when my mom did it to me so I don’t! Their drawings are perfect as they are.

    • This was actually me in kindergarten, trying to bring the special ed boy “up to speed.” Life lessons start early.

  2. How gorgeous is this, yes sadness and wanting but also courage and commitment to help another and that is special and the best ‘form’ of infection. xx

    • ‘perfection’ and ‘normal’ are the two things I’ve always thought were things to avoid like the plague. Thanks for commenting rambly:)

  3. You’re nobunny ’til somebunny loves you

    I really like this child’s eye view

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