My guardian bathes me every so often and that is when I feel special and new again. I am able to look as young as my fellow brothers and sister when I am nice and washed. But right now I haven’t been washed or been cleaned. There is grass on the carpet along with wrappers and spare paper. On the outside I have so much dirt that I have “wash me” written on my back, I do hope I get to bath sometime soon. But my guardian seems to be really busy all the time, I am always taking her and her sister to school. We get up early in the morning to get everyone to school and not come back until late. On the drive to school she likes to blast music. At first I was startled because it was music I was not familiar with, but now I have gotten quite used to it. My guardian usually carries spare things inside me, she has a fluffy blue blanket, sneaker, napkins and a first aid kit among other things. I hope that I won’t fail her and be of good use to her in the future.
Selina Salazar is a freshman at California State University Northridge. She is working on her degree on Visual Arts.