Kids’ Night at the Burger Joint

They’re giving out free balloons,

the boy told us eagerly as he left.

RED balloons!

How nice.

Red like MURDER,

he added,

as his nonplussed mother tugged him away.

We went inside anyway.

At the table behind us,

another boy squirmed

screaming at his mobile device

DIE DIE DIE

while his parents had cocktails and fries.

Advertisements