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.