This little box
With the mildew stains.
Holds the pack of fashion dolls.
In various states of undress.
The flueroscent green rectangle,
held by one of the more chipper of that chipper bunch.
Advertises. $1.00 Each.
I imagine the set up.
The night before.
Or with the rising sun.
I imagine how the last to be placed
next to the bare shoulders, the satin-covered shoulder.
Was almost discarded, a hopeless case.
Hairless nude battered hands chewed.
I think, improbably
Mice and Men and Fashion dolls.
And all of,
we stand together.
In this little box with the mildew stains.