Mom’s hands

Instead of going to cotton fields she went to the district center to change her passport. “The equipment is not seeing your fingers” an employee said. “Go and clean your hands.” She went home, washed her hands with spoon. The equipment could not get her fingerprints, could not “see” her fingers she has picked cotton for more than 20 years. She used a new brick to wash them out. Only when she went to the passport for the third time, the scanner could take her fingerprints. Now she can go to Russia to see her son.