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Rated: E · Poetry · Technology · #2221296
A poem to acknowledge a "simple" object

Simple

By Melissa Fredericks


Staple in most households

Like salt and flour

Milk and eggs


There in American kitchens

Before the dawn of electricity

Resting gently in the corner


Simply designed

Stiff bristles

Long cylindrical handle


In my infancy,

Made of straw,

twigs and corn husks


Levi Dickenson raised me

Gifting my toddler version to his wife

Made of sorghum grass


Would Levi be dismayed?

Knowing his wonderful idea

Grew up to be synthetic


World traveler,

Transportation,

Wedding ceremony

Sports equipment


So much more

than

a simple housekeeper

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