The Slow-Cooked Sentence


Rachael Conlin Levy
Max! Courtesy of Jim “Toady” McNaulty.

While hanging by his mouth from a rope,
his tooth was yanked out with a jolt.
His head’s on a bit tighter,
otherwise he just might-a
lost that as well, the little dope.

An abbreviated list of items Max has lost:

Why does he lose things? “I don’t know. They just disappear. They just get away from me so quickly.”

The most valued item he has lost: The toy plastic missile he shot up the chimney.

A book he’s lost: Spiderman. “I was sad and mad, but then I found it. Now I’ve memorized most of it, so it doesn’t matter.”

Other book’s he’s trying to memorize:

2 responses to “Scatterbrained”

  1. Louzilla says:

    Max is a forward thinker. He can’t be held back by having to remember stuff like passwords, legos, and money.

  2. mamapease says:

    I am quite impressed with the 21 pages of math lost!

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