Venus in Primark

March 29, 2010

Everything is so beautiful.
Venus has never seen anything like it
Rows and rows of crumpled silks,
woolen dresses, velvet heels.

She walks up aisles
like someone getting married.
walks past clothes
confettied everywhere.

Mothers hold up jumpers over leggings.
Teenagers twirl, like vinyl records,
a queue of people
snakes a line

around the tills.
In a changing room
like the back of a wardrobe
she holds a dress

against her body
traces a seam
of fragile cotton.
Wonders who made it.

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