The Story of Beans
She changed her name to Angie
after The Rolling Stones came out
with the song “Angie.” It was the day
after she graduated. Everyone
always called her Beans
and she was going to change that.
Then, thirty-five years later,
she stapled a plastic tarp to the ceiling
of her shower, closed the curtain,
and wrapped her big toe
around her 12-gauge's trigger.
The next day conversations started
like this: “Did you hear about Beans?”