Vintage Remake

Dumpster divers go
deep into the dense
castaway fray

seeking souls
sold, gifted, re-gifted,
sold again. Is their retrieval

performance art? I set
the stage with a table,
chairs, worn-out dresses,
a suede jacket bought
used, old bookcases,
more than one pair
of black boots. Am I the set

designer or merely
an enabler?

Questions to ask next time
the lid slams too hard.