The little boy
Was caught…
The escalator
Had grabbed
His pants cuff
And he was dragged
Upward and inward…
Don’t wait for
Video at 11PM…
But how do you
Stop the damn thing?
There are so many
Things in life that
We take for granted…
What can we do with
Things we don’t control?

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

WRITERS WRITE prompt for 9/29/16: ESCALATOR


  1. bbeyes4 · October 3, 2016

    Hope for the best perhaps.. have faith?..I don’t know

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    • artifiswords · October 3, 2016

      Presumably there’s a safety switch…but where? Certainly you have to think fast and take action. I’ve seen actual video of such a scenario. The pants were sacrificed to save the boy. But we take so much for granted.

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  2. AprilEsutton · October 4, 2016

    One of my persistent fears.

    Liked by 1 person

    • artifiswords · October 4, 2016

      It’s more a hazard for little kids, but that’s not comforting. But then there’s always the jerky elevator that fills like the brakes are gone. Technology is great until it isn’t.

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