We need a good wash
After squashing the squash.

A straw for your strawberry?
‘Round here that’s ordinary.

Upon further inspection
We’re just following direction.

And that explains the reason
We have no chokecherry season.

Phil HausslerWritten by Phil Haussler.
Illustrated by Brad Sneed.

This illustrated poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

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