11:17

i'm here.
um.
hello?
i'm here.
um.
hi?
(breath)
i have been standing in this line for a long time, you know.
i don't want to appear rude, you know.
i understand that you may need a little latitude.
a little
space
for whatever is happening
with you
right now
but
um
you're a stranger
and i don't know you
and i have
after all
been waiting here in this line
and
well i am smiling right now and since i am a small person and since i am all friendly even when you're not and since i am being as gracious as i know how
you probably don't realize that i am about to snap
you might not be able to guess that i have had enough
you
are in for a surprise