XXV

Penny for your thoughts

Quarter for your crisis

No, my daughter hasn’t been kidnapped by ISIS

 

She’s insane you see

She’s lost her memory

She won’t get help

She fucking hates me

 

She thinks I took her baby

What left of it there was

She thinks I made her about it

In the tub

 

Now she thinks that

The doctor is telling a tale

She won’t stay off that damn

Cell

 

So what should we do doc

Pray tell?

She’s had an epiphany

We’ll just tell her

She’s going to hell

 

Originally published in the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 issue of the Bossier Parish Community College literary magazine, Savoir Faire.