exploratory girl

She tried everything. Painting her babydoll red,

using the remainder of paint Mom had for painting the child chair.

“look mahmie, she’s an indian.”

 

She got into everything, once on the patio she covered her face and arms with charcoal.

When the contractors dug holes for the basements of new construction

in the subdivision, she and Matt always played King of the mountain.

She came home so covered with red clay that she had to be

hosed off in the backyard before she could be allowed back in the house.

Mama wouldn’t let her have another doll baby, so she loved her teddy bear and

was careful not to paint or otherwise mess with her Mrs. Beasley doll.

She still likes to explore, digging trenches, operating heavy equipment, She dreams of

operating a demolition company where all of the equipment would be pink.

When the contractors dug holes for the basements of new construction

in the subdivision, she and Matt always played King of the mountain.

She came home so covered with red clay that she had to be

hosed off in the backyard before she could be allowed back in the house.

Mama wouldn’t let her have another doll baby, so she loved her teddy bear and

was careful not to paint or otherwise mess with her Mrs. Beasley doll.

She still likes to explore, digging trenches, operating heavy equipment, She dreams of

operating a demolition company.

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About m.a. wood

writer, thinker, musician, teacher
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2 Responses to exploratory girl

  1. kirizar says:

    Did you intend to repeat the segment about contractors digging holes for basements?

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  2. m.a. wood says:

    no, Kirizar. I have gone back and corrected the error.

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