they're all sitting in the kitchen
right below my bedroom
when i fall off the top bunk and sprain my arm.
one, two, three, four, five sets of pounding footsteps coming up the stairs.
one slower set, cuz mommy has trouble with the stairs.
heads poking in my doorway...
i wake up from all the noise.
all my older brothers, my father, my mother
came to rescue me from my fall
why don't they come save me