The Interview

Not sure just how the interview went.
I cried the whole while and didn’t say
anything convincing. He folded
cue cards into origami cranes.
I waited for questions which never
arrived. He breathed deeply in my neck
and asked what cologne smelled so de-lish.
I named his favorite film. The one
with the question mark in the title.
My chair made a little farting noise.

—Brent Goodman, Rhinelander, WI