When You’re Late

Abuela: I feel sick. Me: Oh no! What’s wrong? What do you need? Abuela: Come closer. Me: Mami, are you okay? Abuela: You know why I feel sick? Me, rubbing her shoulder: Why? Abuela: Because you haven’t made the coquito yet. Me: ... Abuela: ... Me: I’m putting you in a home. Abuela: It’s already …