Prompt 19 – Conventions

Well, “Have a Nice Day”
Means “Fuck You” when it comes out
The cashier’s mouth, Hun.

Like “Thank You” became
Yours towards the kids when they
Shove their dirty hands

To you as they burp
An unapologetic,
Impish “Excuse Me”

And “Pardon Me” has
Become the only one that
Retains its meaning

Because “Welcome Home”
Means you’re upset when it’s all
You say when I come

Home to you but how
Can “How Are You?” do what I
Need; you’ll say you’re fine.

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