KIDS READ 14/15 – CAR WASH
My mommy’s car needs to be clean,
Clean on the outside
Clean on the inside, too.
At the car wash,
A dark tunnel with lots of water shooting at us
Some scary arms and legs hang down, reach out
Hit and slap the car
Whole bunch of soapy things slap and splash,
Noisy things that scare me,
They come close like sea monsters
Cover the windows with stuff like “cool whipped cream”,
Makes me afraid, it gets too dark.
I think of dreams when I try to sleep,
Ones I had in my bed at night
No! Not good, just bad!
Then, wind from a loud storm blows at us,
And, we can see, We are free!
I don’t want to be in that tunnel again
I want to see the shiny sun
Light, not darkness
I want to see the blue sky with white clouds
Green grass and flowers and trees
And people that smile because they’re happy
Yes, fresh air blowing with real wind, you know,
I don’t want to be in Mommy’s car
When that monster cleans the inside, too!