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.