Just shine me up;
A little bit of bronzo,
Some elbow grease
and a scour
for the rough patches
that are in between the sharp bits
that surround the part that got lost
in the last move.

I would look good in the window
in the light
facing the coffee shop
with the pretty waitresses
and the terrible eggs.

Steve came in the other day.
Remember Steve?
Hadn’t been by in years.
Out of town.

“Place looks exactly the same,”
and he meant it as a compliment.

I’m sure that’s what he meant.