Morgan Lael

Voicemail from father

I’m flummoxed by the blatant disregard for etiquette
you showed while eating your McDonald’s fries on Instagram
as though your mother didn’t pay three grand
and schedule her chemo appointments around your weekly lessons
at finishing school to prepare you for just such a moment
when you’d be eating without her.

Morgan Lael intentionally leaves a single drop of olive oil on all of her best shirts as an awareness building exercise.