Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mark Dixon

DEPARTMENT STORE DAYS

Cool
quiet
spacious
spotless carpet
soft fluorescents
a chime
repeated softly
from the ceiling
bong
bong

Mannequins
styled for 1962
smartly fashioned
always white

Elegant background
of soothing Mancini
gleaming escalators
fake travertine marble
and lots of cold
hard
cash