probation officer, by wayne f burke

she went out to the club, got
drunk, blacked-out and
came-to in her bed
lying beside a guy,
wearing an ankle bracelet,
whom she did not recognize–
he said his name was Fred
or Ed or Ned
and after getting up
out of bed
and smoking a cigarette, she
cooked some eggs
but there was no time to eat
Fred or Ned or Ed
needed a ride
to go
his P.O.

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