{A Bumbershoot Special Feature}

Adrian Croft

is a children’s writer and illustrator whose work has been published by Stories For Children Magazine, in both art and fiction.

You can find out more about Adrian at his website.

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Not a Mop

What gets my dirty dishes clean
is not a fancy white machine.
It’s rather good at sweeping floors,
but doesn't work on walls or doors.
Every day, it wakes me up,
but it’s no steaming coffee cup.
It has, at times, made paper damp
(but don’t go thinking postage stamp).
The answer lies across my knees
requesting that I scratch it, please.