front desk girl

Emma Brumage-Kilcourse

the best way to stand out
is always to work weekends.
get that self-sacrifice in.
watch stages of intoxication
progress through the night
10pm drunk and 2am drunk
are always different animals.

this time is worth about
one week of meal plans,
I did the math.

and we talk about fridays as if they mean something.
as if we all plan to spend this penultimate night
drinking chemical-strawberry mike's hard lemonade.

alcohol is cheap,
laughter is expensive
and I am clocking out.