Following through on my promise of filling requests, here is a new, original, unpublished poem about my life for Amanda Miguelgorry:
The Windows of the Store I Used to Work At
the mannequins are different now
dressed in clothes my baby sister wears
I remember dressing them
starching the hairs on my arm
pricking with pins the cute boy with the wire rim glasses and
to get him to notice me.
He doesn’t work there anymore, either
new faces with glazed smiles
walk where we walked
and we don’t step inside. The clothes I used to
fold after school
are too expensive now.
and my boy’s hips are loud.
He notices me, with strong, clear eyes.
but in the windows of the store
I used to work at
are pockets of time that he can never have.
Nostalgia in a capsule.
we move on.
Coming up next will be a video reading of my newest faith poem, to be published this month in two journals, ‘Salve Regina’.