Today’s prompt is to up-end the words or meaning of a familiar phrase.
Getting your ducks…
From the kitchen doorway I watched
as my three-year-old son
balanced on a chair pulled over to the sink,
squirted dish detergent into the water.
Grabbing a washcloth,
he scrubbed his Tonka truck,
then lovingly polished it with a towel.
Finally, he took a discarded ribbon
from my sewing room,
and tied it round his toy.
When he noticed me, I asked,
Watcha doin’? He answered,
Getting my truck all shined up in a bow.