Born under a Bad Sticker by Melanie Browne

at my sons junior high
I take too long
to make a left hand turn
I like to be safe-
don’t want to
a chopped beef
in the median,
Beep!! the lady behind
me honks,
and later she pulls
ahead of me
driving a Honda
with those cute
little family stickers
on the  back
lets see
there’s a mom and a dad
and three kiddos
one in soccer, one
in ballet….
but dear God!
she has too many cat stickers
one, two,
she’s a crazy cat lady
no wonder
she’s impatient
and irritable..

Melanie Browne
Melanie Browne is a poet and fiction writer living in Texas with her husband and three kids.

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