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Customer Service Is

By Sandra Beasley

We take pride in serving the

We’re accustomed to servicing the

Please take the attached

Please answer these six

Please answer these eight

This will only be a quick

If microphones don’t reach, then

If ramps are required, then

If you need audio, then

If you need visual, then

We request one week’s

We request one month’s

All reasonable requests will

A flock of surveys is a surveillance.

A stampede of stairs is an architecture.

An expectation of elevators is a favor.

An ‘oh-crap’ of crips is a caucus.

But I have an aunt who is

I had a friend who was

We practice best

We follow the

You have to see our

You have to stand up for

Your help is so

Your answers will be

Added: Thursday, April 26, 2018  /  Used with permission.
Sandra Beasley
Photo by Milly West.

Sandra Beasley is author of three poetry collections: Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize, as well as Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir of disability and a cultural history of food allergies. Honors for her work include a 2015 NEA Literature Fellowship, the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, and three DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowships. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program at the University of Tampa.

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