We don’t need her
Why did you bring her?
I don’t know, I just do
I think she’s stupid
She doesn’t belong here
My jump rope, my rules
Her or me, make up your mind . . .
So we agree, she has to leave

We don’t need her
Why did you bring her?
I don’t know, I just do
I heard she’s a slut
She doesn’t belong here
My cheer squad, my rules
Her or me, make up your mind . . .
So we agree, we all vote no

We don’t need her
Why did you bring her?
I don’t know, I just do
She can’t be my stepmother
She doesn’t belong here
My family, my rules
Her or me, make up your mind . . .
So we agree, she won’t live here

We don’t need her
Why did you bring her?
I don’t know, I just do
She’s not just a friend
She doesn’t belong here
My marriage, my rules
Her or me, make up your mind . . .
What do you mean, you don’t need me?

Loretta Bolger Wish is a writer and editor whose work includes fiction, magazine articles, essays, poetry, and songs. Her short plays and monologues have been featured in several theater festivals and she writes the film blog Hollywood Castaway. A Jersey Shore resident, she co-moderates the Princeton Library Writers Room and she sings and plays guitar in a classic rock band with her husband, Fred. Her fantasy novel, Bumpy Night on the Walk of Fame, was released by Uncial Press in June.

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