I was out shopping with my father
along Dunlop Street in Downtown
Just a child, but I remember the deafening noise.
The way the street seemed to shake under your feet
like a false earthquake.
The shine off all that chrome and the many giant men
And the women in back.
I had never seen that much skin before
outside of my own nakedness.
And others in fishnet
playing tricks on the mind.
My father rushing me off
into the bargain shop
where you could get 3 pairs