The Adventures of Fatherman

Summer waterpark alternative

A short poem.

My car was filthy. A solid
three months had passed
since I last washed it.

So I took the kids with me
to the hands-free car wash
this weekend, and said: 

This is our summer waterpark
alternative this year.

By Jeffrey Pillow

Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer, memoirist, and poet. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated,, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar. This is his blog.