Robbery

He said: Shut the fuck up and give me all your money!

bingeing on bullets

pistol

(cock the gun

son)

just like someone taught you long before this.

And she

twenty three

saw her life flash before her eyes.

She had green bills

frozen from the night air in her hand -

old bills

(ones

fives

and

tens)

the kind so thin and aged you forget that your holding them.

Brown bag them

curl the folds in tight

to keep them save.

She asked (shaking voice): Do you want my tips?

No sweetheart

you keep um.