After My Bath

After my bath

I try, try, try
to wipe myself
till I’m dry, dry, dry.

Hands to wipe
and fingers and toes
and two wet legs
and a shiny nose.

Just think how much
less time I’d take
if I were a dog
and could shake,
shake,
shake.

(by Aileen Fisherfrom Poems in Your Pocket, Poems to Share Rigby Literacy 2000)
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Enjoy !