The English Teacher Gets a Lesson in Inference
The Haven House for Homeless Women and Children, Monmouth County, New Jersey
You got any kids? Dionna asks.
No, I say, I don’t have any kids.
You ever been pregnant?
I don’t have any kids, so …
That ain’t the question
that I asked you, she says.
Then she folds her arms across her chest
and waits for me to answer.