I whisper the names of  my streets
So shy am I, if I could, I’d turn beet
On my way home, I skip down

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but hesitate at the turn off to

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So shy am I, I stare at my feet….
….where was I? Oh yes, directions!
I decide to use

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as this will bring me quickly to

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I never try using

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That would take be back to square one!
I studiously avoid

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-what’s with the silly smiles here anyway?
Finally, I’ve arrived home
-on my street that’s good and decent
-even though it goes by the name of 

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Make of it what you will
as I settle in my home town named

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©Vivian Zems

Real  Toads – Say the Names

Images from Google

Author’s note: a humorous take on street signs

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