The Midwest, When She’s in Manhattan

Today was her turn to waste her money.

Over the phone, we talk of movie scenes,

women alone buying hats.

Over the phone it's always different.

I wish I could’ve been there, I say, to pick out your Dalmatian hat.

We’d have said the same things, or maybe less, she says.

We’d have said more than we are right now.

by Dave Astrofsky