real things

 things reflected
the eye fooled
 it happens frequently
glennis wrote about a machine that sews 
like boro
i see outside
through puzzle of glass and screening
and still try to sort 
inside from out
out from in
and i take a photo 
of more boro
but that's not 
what it really is
instead it's a fashion shoot
on newsprint
faded and sunprinted
but false as the machine
that pretends to be arthritic old fingers
piecing together a life 
from scraps
what do we do about this thing
profit, commerce
that tries to make a buck
from thrift and modesty
and even poverty?