Against the Grain MAG

By Farah M., Congers, NY

     during clean-up time
most of the others
would help me scrub the table
it was not real wood
but illusory stains
on a piece of plastic
but the others
would still scour
from right to left
with the grain
except I
indignantly took my sponge
and brushed it up and down
and in every direction
which was okay
since it was just plastic
and the teacher
said I was doing it wrong
but I didn’t care
she must not have realized
it didn’t matter
as long as the table was clean

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