I wear
the new smile
only when I go out.
I wouldn’t want
to spoil it.
And I shine brighter
if it’s not a habit.
I climb on all the thrones
and point the way
to the weakest.
I also have ten children
and a little dog
to walk with.
Still I dance for you at home
while you dine
and I show you the sales
while you sleep
and I shine
in your head,
I shine
and do not breathe.