I’m at work on a Wednesday morning,
reading Dear Abby
the local paper.
A 30-year-old single mother/college student
often has her mother
come over and watch the kids
while she’s attending class.
A tidy arrangement
until the mother starts snooping
in her daughter’s bedroom,
a pack of cigarettes and a joint
in the nightstand drawer.
Incensed by her daughter’s
the intrusive mother now refuses
I don’t bother to read Abby’s response
as I lost interest
when that nosy bitch opened the drawer
and discovered smokes
instead of a vibrating