• Vol. 04
  • Chapter 01
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Sleight of Hand

Nothing more human
than a hand–
All these gloves like masks,
costumes, disguises,
choices displayed
on the walls of this
unusual boutique-
The clerk waits,
a pale apprentice
already dressed in his own
elegant blue gloves,
inviting you to try on
some new persona,
slide your hands into
something that stirs
your imagination,
echoes some unspoken wish,
takes the shape of your
heart’s desire--
Inviting you at last
to find it fits you
like a glove.