KIDS READ 14- 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
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 whip,
Makes me afraid, it gets too dark.
I think of dreams when I try to sleep,
I had in my bed at night
No! Not good; just bad!
Then, suddenly loud air blows at us,
We can see
And we are free!
I don’t want to be in that tunnel again
I want to see the bright sun
The blue sky with white clouds
Green trees and flowers
And people that smile because they’re happy.
Yes, fresh air blown by real wind
I don’t want to be in Mommy’s car
When that monster cleans the inside, too!