The High Class by Sandra Sylvia Nelson

The High Class

I’ll tell you
up front
you’re not
much. A bang
for your buck?
No. Not
even the taste
from the up-
scale eatery.
See even
that word
is low. Told
you. I won’t
hide the whiskey
bottle inside
a knit
poodle. You’ll
see it
for what
it is.

Sandra Sylvia Nelson has had work in many magazines including The Virginia Quarterly Review, The North American Review, The Iowa Review, and Ms. Magazine. She’s in Hard Choices an anthology by The Iowa Review and in the textbook Exploring Literature by Longman Press for the past 20 years.