by Mae Scanlan
“I’d like to buy some applesauce.”
“You need to show me your IDs.”
“I left them home.” “You may be boss,
But I need proofs. Produce them, please.”
“Hey, I’ve got cash. I’d like to go
Play golf. Don’t make this purchase hard.”
“You cannot have it till you show
Your license or a credit card.
Our policy makes perfect sense;
For all I know, you’re Betsy Ross.
Until you show some documents
Forget about your applesauce.”