Customers would try on baseball jerseys
and eagerly turn in front of a full-length mirror 
to see someone else’s name stitched on their back. 

They’d ask for the tag to be cut, 
and walk out with the jersey still on, 
the shirt they had worn in balled in a shopping bag. 

Who knows where they went 
after they left the store? Maybe a café, 
to Europe, or family reunions, 
adorning another family name. 


Mike Simon is an American short story writer and poet based out of South Korea.