An Ugly Mess by Libby Hathorn


My friend Sal

running late for school,

Put a hard-boiled egg

In his coat, the fool!

The bus was extra crowded

Well you can guess the rest,

He got to school on time, it’s true,

But the hard-boiled egg

Kind of failed the test.

(And it was what you’d call an ugly mess!)


Source: Talks with my skateboard: A  Collection of poems by Libby Hathorn.  ABC, 1991.


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