cronechronicler

Exploring the poetry of everyday life

Futuristic Cart Washing

on November 16, 2017

I set out for the grocery
Gray clouds were like lead
Till I rounded the corner
And saw something ahead
In front of the building
Grocery carts stood in line
Dutifully waiting, but for what?

Parked by the curb
Was a long white truck
Underneath streams of water
Flowed down toward the street
Engine noises most rattling
Unsettled my ears
What can this be?

Oh, I thought gleefully
Here’s something new
They put carts in the truck
And push them right through
A canyon with showers
Spraying dirt off with speed
A travelling cart-wash indeed.

My delight was short-lived
When I spied the fat hose
Attached to the truck
Prosaically spraying
The assembled carts
In the model of itinerant
Carpet cleaners.

Written in response to the Daily Prompt: Droll


12 responses to “Futuristic Cart Washing

  1. Bill Bisgood says:

    and it would have made such a great cool shower on those warm summer days 🙂

  2. wonderful slice of life

  3. Christy B says:

    I felt like I was watching the scene unfold with you!

  4. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Christy. I had fun living it. I really did imagine they might have been washing the carts in the long white truck.

  5. Resa says:

    LOL! Well, at least they clean them, sort of! 😀

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