Saturday, April 9, 2016

Chores (#9)

Soap bubbles
Were the ONLY thing
I liked about washing dishes
As a kid
I would happily squirt Palmolive
Or Dawn
Whichever my mom favored and was on sale
Into an inch of water in the kitchen sink
And then let the water run
"Stop wasting soap!
Do you know how much that costs?!"
But I was "soaking" the dishes
Only to skulk away
And watch Tom & Jerry
Or 2 Stupid Dogs
Or the SNICK line up on a Saturday
Come finish washing these dishes!"
But I was watching TV!
Poor privileged only child me
Lured into a false sense of idle security
By soap bubbles.

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