Mrs. Bertram

 

She sold dolls with hair

They use in human wigs.

The dolls have ball joints and elastic cord

With vinyl skin for easy cleaning

And soft hugging.

The eyes close when you lay it down

Just like a real baby.

“I’ve made the outfits myself,” she said.

“See her range of swimsuits,

Casual gear, day dresses…”

She paused and opened a drawer

“And this, look…”

She took out a long white dress

With beautiful lace patterns

“A wedding dress.”

She held it near the doll’s lifeless face,

Its eyes like ghosts.

“Did you ever marry, Mrs. Bertram?”

She smiled and put the dress away

Covering it with a sheet of thin tissue paper.

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