The girl in the bathroom smiled at me in the mirror
Telling me how much she loved my dress
Where is it from?
She was surprised.
What a deal.
I thanked her
but I didn’t feel my usual sense of pride
The pride of a bargain hunter
Living for the thrill of price tags slashed in thick marker.
I felt a sense of shame
for the cheap labor that made my cheap dress
Thank you Campus Ecology.