Prompts provided by Charlotte (Mother Owl).
And/or the saying: You can't have your cake and eat it!
LOST by Granny Annie
I worked my way through the cave
labyrinth. My loud demand
to reach the surface went unheard.
I could only wonder if I would see my
I was wishful for a quick rescue. My chest pounded with distress as I approached a pool of water in this cold, dark place. Had persons ever swam here before. Maybe a swan procession had passed through. Could a swarm of dragon flies have ever glided over the deep blue water?
I awakened outside of the cave. My children surrounded me, happy for my rescue. I was shoe-less and begged them to let me return for my footwear. “Mother, you are alive!” they told me. “You can replace your shoes. After all, you can't have your cake and eat it (too)! Just be happy for your safety.”