You Need to Wear a Mask

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You Need to Wear a Mask

I heard that, when you go outside,
you need to wear a mask.
I’m not sure what the reason is.
I didn’t think to ask.

My mother made a mask for me
then sent me to the store
for eggs and milk and toilet paper
and a few things more.

I don’t think I’ll do that again
since everybody saw
me shopping in a frilly mask
my mom made from a bra.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Health, Poems about Friends and Family


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