Simple Gifts

I pressed my hand in to the mud

because my teacher told me to.

“Your mom will love it!”, teacher said.

Had she even met my mom?

Momma can’t stand dirt!


I pressed it deep. All the way.

“Obey your teacher.”, momma said.

She can’t be mad, I listened good.

I always did what I was told!

I wiped my hand off on my shirt.