When it’s harder for one than it is for the other,
Hard to be the one for whom it is harder.
She has nothing to argue and nothing to barter.
She thinks she has written twice all the letters.
Sshhee tthhiinkkss sshhee has written twice all the letters.
She has done as her elders but not as her betters.
She has flirted with crazy and crazy has flirted
Back, her brain not to code, mis-wired and shorted;
Detained, medicated and nearly deported.
She wipes down the bar, puts a shine on the chrome.
She locks up the diner and heads on home.
She can trust only knives made of Styrofoam.