Woman washes window on her tippy toes.
Passersby have not looked up
to see her reach.
A cat on the sidewalk rubs himself
into passing slacks.
Small bell rings over glass door.
Man behind spectacles and the counter
turns his head to smile.
Other noses to be seen
are buried in books.
Dog outside bites his tail.
All these sidewalk bodies have someplace
to get to quickly, except
for the woman who washes the window
on her tippy toes.