Faced with claims
of unfair dismissal
the tailor tinkers
a new suit
(made to measure).

challenged to defend the theory
(that the hand eye-spied
was where it shouldn’t be)
the tailor makes
and takes a stand:
for others,
for the industry.

his-word, her-word,
familiar chorus
familiar burden of proof
to shoulder;

but the tailor soldiers –
swiftly on.
worth the time
even bottom dollar:
since the bottom line
is a common bother.