Monday, January 25, 2010

McDonald’s Job Interview

by Melanie Browne

At his
Job interview
at McDonald’s
he mentions
his doctor’s
with Vicodin
during his
lengthy recuperation
for back surgery

Are you
currently taking
she asks
looking him
straight in the eyes

Oh no,
he says,
I’m clean
and clear
of that now

Ok, she says,
let’s move on,
and she
places the
W-4 form
in front of him
while he tries to
wake the
leg that has
fallen asleep

*Melanie Browne is co-editor of Leaf Garden press

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