She said make sure you squat in the public bathrooms at Echo Park Lake

all, ok, most, expensive cheese

begins with g, 

and sumthin bougie

sumthin more flashy

than these slim pockets

can grasp 

and us lil mamas

dripping in sunlight 

white blanket soaking up 

red wine blossoms 

crumbs of bagels, 

stuck to our 

glossy mouths


looking out

the sun blocked corner of

our eye, asking if the dude 

to our right, 

is reading a book about God