The Cheap Hotel #2
Pets are welcome.
Guests may not use grills
or work on vehicles in the parking lot.
~”Information for guests”
The car stinks of unwashed clothes,
the remains of camping food.
After all day in turnpike traffic,
all we want is beer and sleep.
Two ATV rigs in the lot,
a pickup full of road crew,
a guy sitting on the curb shouting into his phone,
a posse straddling their Harleys.
Will somebody steal our stuff?
When I try to open the door of the wrong room
because I got the wrong number, the woman
who answers clearly thinks I look as if I might.
We microwave a pouch of bad curry.
The television doesn’t work, but the shower does.
We’ve found our place.
We fit right in.