by cleothedog

am i like the small, ineffectual woman
outside the restaurant?
sweeping up cigarette butts
in bermuda shorts and sunglasses

in a way i envy her
at least she
works hard for her money
taking out the recycling
even though her restaurant
always smells like garbage and
is always hot
because it’s on the side street where
they put the dumpsters and
there’s no shade