I BUNGLED MY ALIBI
Or at least it seemed that way :
the kid behind the Starbucks
counter in the Barnes & Noble
asked where I'd been? He said
my order was ready 10 minutes
ago and they had to give it away.
I said I was here the whole time,
and the person to whom they gave
it, I hoped, also paid. He asked
what I'd been doing. I said 'reading
Mein Kampf.' He thought that was
funny, and he gave me my coffee
for free. He said, 'do you want room
for milk?' I said, 'yes, but on the
bottom, you see.'