Road Trip by Beth W.

The floor is covered in chocolate cookie crumbs.
My iPhone’s volume is up all the way,
But it isn’t enough to drown out my little siblings.
How long have I been in this car?
One hundred miles? Two hundred?
And when did the radio get switched to Kids’ Place Live?
“Just five hours left!”
How my mom remains so cheery, I will never know.
My stomach is rumbling, but
We’ve long since run out of snacks.
The babies started crying again.
Don’t they ever sleep?!
So, I groan, put my ear buds in, and
Try not to think about it.
Road Trip.