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He scrapes the inside of his bowl

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with his spoon.
The oatmeal or ice cream or soup is
gone, but still, he scrapes, 
as if there may be
a trace that he simply cannot miss.
When the ears 
cannot take another clang I say,
OK! You got it!
He peers up at me, 
his brow softens, 
and he grins,
stands up with his bowl and spoon,
walks a few feet, 
and lets them slide from his hands 
and clatter,
right into the sink.
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