The woman was three sheets to the wind.
Wearing an old black fur stole. Might have been fox.
She could barely stand, let alone walk home.
She was the wife of her older brother’s friend.
Milla just wanted to make sure she made it home.
The woman’s cousin was also there.
Together he and Milla half carried her home.
She lived on the top floor
of a two story building.
The stairs were steep.
They managed to get her to stagger
to the top of the stairs.
He knocked on the door.
As they waited for an answer,
she began to fall backwards,
down the staircase.
Milla reached out to stop her
She jammed her thumb,
heard it pop.
The cousin grabbed the fox stole.
It came off and she fell.
Too much for both of them.
Milla and he both looked at the stole.
It was held together
by a pin that read “Death to Capitalism.”