It Is This Way With Collectors

At Midnight as her shift ends she 
takes one
of the giveaway coke glasses and tucks
it inside
her coat and when she sees me see
her she 
comes over to where I'm mopping
to whisper
it isn't really stealing is it when they're giving 
them away any-
way and besides all I'm going to take is just 
six one 
a night till I have enough to line 
up on the top 
shelf in the kitchen so when his folks come
to pay
a visit we'll at least have
something in that damn trailer that
looks like
it belongs together

James Lineberger