blow-drying their
fingers and teasing
the handle like fire,

after they had finished
applying their gloss and
nail polish together,

one, looking very
young, a brunette
with sunglasses

and straight curves,
and the other,
most likely her

mother, an old
blonde- looked
at me and said

"Thank Gawd,"
wringing their hands
when I opened

the door, Made
"the maid."