Sketch a girl in black and white,
Pigtails flying, slapping against a plaid shirtwaist
Skinny sun browned legs skip-hopping to a rhythmic chant
Cinderella, dressed in yellow,
Went upstairs to kiss a fellow.
Made a mistake and kissed a snake,
How many doctors did it take?
Rope twirls ’round, up, then down, over and over again.
All in the wrist, she thinks as she counts, “One, two…twenty…ninety,” and beyond.
So many doctors! She can jump all day, or at least until recess ends.