Walking out of the muddy woods
and into a pristine museum
tracks dirt onto the exhibits.
You may knock something over, or
slip on the stairs and hurt yourself.
Someone will have to clean this up,
no doubt about that.
The cold, clean air of a museum,
harboring tokens of humanity,
is no place for dirt from the
You must pay your fee, clean your shoes
comb your hair, iron your shirt, before
you can enter the museum.
The museum is no place for dirt
from the muddy woods.
So don’t track it in.
Don’t track it in.
Zack Henry, USA