January 2005 / Volume VI / Issue I
Greg Scharf

Not Everyone Finds Your Child Cute and Adorable

In the coffee shop there sits
an  ignorant couple
paying more attention
to their goddamn newspaper
than to their obnoxious kid
so that the little brat
runs around my table
and asks me ten times,
"What are you writing?"
After the 11th I say,
in a voice loud enough
for the parents to hear,
"Dirty stories.
Want me to read you a few?"
Finally the fuckers
perk up
and tell her to get away.