Prompt 14: (Ersatz Emily) In the catalogue

they’re all holding,
or standing near,
a glass or decanter of wine,
and wearing the clothes
I fluff, fold and space
on a daily basis.

Oh, ETFs! (Evil-to-folds),
How much consternation you bring.
My Goodfellow associate glides by,
a silk quilt over her shoulder
like a freshly killed pelt.

Shunted to the front
to greet
and be ignored
by women
with TOO MUCH money
and not enough
I glower at the passersby
playing Poke-Go,
unaware of their slavery
to everything
except the pleasure
of being young.

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