Soap Operas

Her friend took half a year to die, but first
together they watched soaps on her TV.
And after, she continued watching, versed
in plot and from a solidarity
of sorts. She taped and screened them after she
returned from work. Her sister mocked her taste
for gossip, scandal, budget paucity,
though screening during evening’s no time waste…

(Huitain)

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