Issue 132, Fall 1994
Andrew works in the kitchen He’s going
to get me out of here.
My boyfriend doesn’t believe me.
—my ex boyfriend. Andrew’s gone
to N.Y. he says.
But I know Andrew’s here waiting
for his chance.
• • •
The pretty woman told me I’m going
to be one-on-one. She means Andrew
is going to be here and we will sleep together.
I call the black woman with the thermometer
witch doctor in a friendly way.
I try to get information out of her about my
one-on-one with Andrew.
She took me to a closet and gave me
a nightgown and made me take a shower
to prepare for Andrew.
The skinny girl comes and garbles
in my room because she knows
about my one-on-one.
It makes me jealous she knows about it.