Come on in said Alice as though she’d asked
a thousand times but this was her first
invitation in 31 years and I did. Sit down she said
and pointed me to where she wanted me to sit
yellow barcalounger facing a big TV. She sat
on the matching yellow couch. My husband and I
are on the wall she said. Do you remember him?
A sonofabitch but he had a few good points. A cop
for 29 years. Over there’s
my daughter who died. Don’t ask me what year.
The other one’s on my dresser. Sixty three
said Alice. Never married. Why bother.
Before you go she said I’ll show you the kitchen.