- Vol. 05
Not Too Cold/Not Too Hot
Now, now Misha, Do not fear the water. Let’s pretend your toes are a baby chickadee and this basin a birdbath. Not too cold. Not too hot. Can you hear that little birdie sing? So happy. So free. Someday, Misha, we will be free. We will go to America. I will clean the houses of rich women and sew beautiful clothes for their daughters. We will find a doctor to fix your legs. You will run and play in the dirt. I will scrub away the mud squished between your piggies. And for the first time you will giggle— For the first time it will tickle as I wash your ten little toes.