Volume 33, Number 2

How Much Money Do You Make?

At least I didn’t have to pay for the condoms
this time.

At least I didn’t have to buy the box
of tampons this month, at least the abortion

is going to be partially funded, they say, at least
the miscarriage is— at least

it’s only one day in the hospital,
at least I can always get another call

in the city,

in the city, where the men pay what I ask
and ask me in turn: you like being spoiled,

don’t you?

—Stephanie Kaylor