In Her Uniform

Sarah Key

What was Maria Fernandes
dreaming of
when she fell asleep
in her car
behind the Wawa
in between three jobs

This is america
in the 21st century
what $8.25 an hour
gets you

a nap
in a Kia
the can of gas
did it tip her
or she it?

She slept
in its fumes
in her uniform
no longer pressed
in between.