roll the dough out

judy telling me
about the time she was having a good conversation
at home depot with an employee
and how she was wearing her provincetown sweatshirt
(her gay brother lives there)
and how when the employee
commented on her sweatshirt
provincetown
what a wonderful place –
except for all the fags
judy held her hand up

to the employee
to say stop
to say i’m done
to say not here, not now, not ever
and walked away

_______

the air
veiled with small flakes of snow
cruising through on the wind
near the end
of a mostly gray day
while the skinned apples await their slicing
and judy rolls dough (with the secret vodka ingredient) out on the countertop

 

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