I have been standing in this store
for as long a time as you
I have always lived here
I am what you think of a bad little clerk
Every mannequin represents a bad thought I did
and they are all posed so public
Everyone thinks I don't have a home and I don't
I am only here, that's the big reveal.
Have you ever had to learn to put
down what you most want wasping
round you? When you alone tie the sash
I am there. Yes in the liminal
corridors around the changing room
I press my finger ungenerously
to the seams.