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Seattle Homage

I’m Worried About the Mannequin

Walked past a man this morning
with a raccoon skin cap
and a cat on his shoulder
only mildly indignant
at the bumpy ride

and then past
a mannequin half-clad
a shirt and no trousers

and all the while the SAM man
pounding in time
with the Rain

Later I gladly give a gift
to enter Belltown heart
to the woman standing border guard
bare feet in pink slippers
beating sidewalk time

I pass Diamond Dogs
and Bedlam
and a sign that asks me to
Respect the Magic

and I do

(…but I’m still worried about that mannequin)