mohammed wears these little knit caps
not like the gang members whose caps are
blue and black
sloppy and snarling
ominous in their coverage
mohammeds is grey
with little white patterns
folded up where it oughtta be.
his son’s name is mohammed and about thirty
and works the register while dad wears old sweaters
keeps his arms crossed and back to
the pepsi fridge and
watches the transactions take place.
i havent brushed my teeth today.
last night i asked mohammed if they had
a frequent buyer program
for the beer.
i like to joke a little.
but we buy black label and its like
seven bucks for a twelve pack
bud is nine bucks.
no my friend
and you can see the he hasnt
brushed his teeth today