She works as a brand representative
of a high-end department store
the kind that have elegant, multiple elevators
to carry the customers from floor to floor.
Her clients love her
as she is quite helpful and adept
they go to her for assistance
and she hasn’t missed her mark yet.
She’s surrounded by backstabbing co-workers
all just as prettily polished
to uphold the store’s expensive identity
not exactly a dream to punch into work to
even if pay isn’t just based on commissions.
She says it’s acceptable to be like them
Fight fire with fire
(and throw in some capsaicin-esque words too)
This coming from a young woman who’s
dressed très chic while standing behind
her well lighted display counters.
Meanwhile, on the suburban home front
her working mother’s focus
…she came from a privileged background
Is on her hard-working daughter’s next paycheck.
“I want the rent money”.