a pair of runway pins

these legs
made her sixty thousand this year.
these legs
covered trade publications
and forced young girls to learn the art
of ejecting shame from their throats
along with lunch.
these legs
have been rubbed by diplomats
and bankers with oily fingers and dry libidos.
these legs
will soon be filled
with the finest heroin of Laos
and topped off with coffee.
these legs
will soon be a whispered memory.

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