Buying a bathroom

between his fingers
tells me: heavy smoker

last coffee
long ago
his breath screams

suit’s too tight
bought some time ago
I guess
he grew into it
and now out of it
tie’s loose
make it tighter
might hold some
of the sweaty stench inside

and this is the man
explaining the importance
of aesthetics to me
talking about surfaces
easy cleaning

in a room
of shiny white tiles
glass and chrome
a walking talking stain

go easy clean yourself
buy one
of your own mirrors
and look at yourself
for a change

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