The sales just weren’t there and so
Tri-Trinity Beauty Products
was asked to leave. Evicted
from the endcap. The display dismantled.
Hauled out on a dolly. I watched it happen.
A day later
I viewed the remains
now piled next to the dumpster.
The sleek plastic laminate skin of the shelves –
so classy – scarred and peeling away from its true self,
a plywood base. Embarrassing.
The opening where the video screen had been installed
– the one that played a soundless loop of images of
that no one stopped to watch that I ever saw –
now framed the peeling paint of the dumpster.
Mind you, the electronics were salvaged.
I saw the workman set them aside myself.
By now they have gone on to promote
As does the endcap.
Shopping today, I saw that
the space now features
Toys Kids Will Love.