By Carolyn Ostrander, Soldotna
The kitchen shines with early sun
All's quiet, clean and bright
But then two monsters shuffle in,
And stumble in the light.
Both rumpled creatures rub their eyes.
One yawns and yawns once more.
One's tangled, bedtime hair creates
A sideways pompadour.
The monsters' heads veer left, then right,
Their eyelids lift and blink.
Two sleepy creatures clump across
The floor in perfect sync.
They fill their bowls with crunchy grub
And settle on a seat.
They top their crunchy grub with milk
And they begin to eat.
A piercing slurp and then a burp,
Suggests that they have dined.
Two spinning spoons, two empty bowls
Is all they leave behind.
They amble down the bedroom hall,
All done with eating chores.
Two messy monsters disappear
Behind two closing doors.
With silent speed these monsters make
A startling change-of-face.
Two shiny, tidy smiling girls
Appear and take their place.
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