Conversations at the B&B

She’s still shrill
about her house guests
from 30 years ago,
the ones who brought 
no house gift
and were insufficiently

She’s also incensed
at her sister-in-law
who inherited 
the family home
and dismantled it
board by board
using the lumber
to build a chicken house.

The injustice of it all
foments in her gut.

Bon appetit!