Trapped In Pandora’s Clock
I’ve got no Thursday writing post
Because I’ve been on a flight
That had nowhere to go.
There was a suspected virus,
A dead passenger, too;
Fears of attacking terrorists-
The pilot hadn’t uncovered the truth.
No country would accept the plane,
As they feared contamination.
One lady went insane,
While all faced condemnation.
The kids want dinner,
“Not now,” I say.
“How about peanut butter?
Do you really need to eat today?”
Undone chores pile up around me.
I’m here, but noticeably absent-
Trapped in this suspenseful story,
My should-be-sleeping hours are spent.
Ironically, Pandora’s Clock,
A novel by John J. Nance,
Would not have been my pick,
But I read at a co-workers insistence.
I was pleasantly surprised,
Like Sam I Am,
When this book I liked;
As he did Green Eggs and Ham.
Some of the characters are cliché,
But the plot reeled me in.
My only goal for today:
I must find out how it ends.
Are you a reader who is full after a chapter or two? Or do you devour a book in a single sitting? Does it depend on the book, or the time you have available – or both?