A Day at the Laundromat
Curly haired Anna gave her mother a quarter when asked.
Another, said her mother, and then another.
Can you press the round green button?
Standing on tip-toes, stretching her little arm, her tiny finger made contact.
The striped, purple, yellow, pink and green of her shirts and socks flew
Around and around as the girl stood in wonder and cocked her head
First one way, and then another.
A whirling bumpy noise then snagged her attention.
Quizzical look upon her face, Anna looked up at her mother,
Then in the most grown-up of voices, she declared, “This machine is very jumpy.”
January 21, 2012
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