When You're the Ma'am Guess what? The power's out again. And there's a big roach, The kind that splatters, Crawling up the wall. Ew. And the power won't be on till 12:30pm So we can't open the fridge to make breakfast Even though you just worked out. And the medicine you need right away Will be delivered in 1-2 days Due to miscommunication and a malfunctioning website. "Ma'am you need to calm down." That was me. I was the ma'am. And they gave me twenty minutes on hold To cool off. Later walking the drugstore aisles I chased away my cares with consumerism Like it was the before times Buying toothpaste, toothbrushes, cheap eyeglass chains, And picking up my prescription. I believe you have me filed under "Ma'am."