Dustbuster

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Dust on the ceiling
Dust on the floor
I didn’t want to dust
But mama said I must

So

I roped a dozen banties
In my auntie’s chicken coop

And

I had a self-startin’
Automatic
Perpetual motion
Dust-bustin’ machine
Feathers on the ceiling
Feathers on the floor
I felt a sudden panic
So I opened up the door

And

The last I saw of my self-starting
Automatic
Perpetual motion
Dust-bustin’ machine

Was a dozen naked banties
(Not even wearin’ panties)
They were squawkamatic
Fluttermatic
Flyin’ for the hills!

Dust on the ceiling
Dust on the floor?—
Mama never asks me
To dust anymore.

Dustbuster was excerpted from Rodeo Kids written by Thelma Poirier, illustrated by Nona Foster. Published by Windspeak Press

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