Bad Hygiene

I have tried

to get the showers

done every two days.

I have tried

to show how mouths

should be closed when chewing.

I have tried

to enforce the cleanliness

of the areas occupied by all.

I have tried

to use guilt to show

that wiping the bum with towels is gross.

And so

I have tried

to instill good manners

on this child who refuses to listen.

The one who just

picked up a hotdog

from the floor

and ate it.


all the while

knowing I was watching.

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