Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cool Today, Un-cool Tomorrow (2016 April PAD - Day 19)


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Cool Today, Un-cool Tomorrow

Let us bustle today
through decades
of accoutrements
from confining collars,
laces and ties,
corsets and bows,
hats, hooks and eyes,
v-necks and trains,
faux (or real) fox-fur collars,
bangles and bracelets
tattoos and piercings.

Let’s step through time
from narrow shoes
and lace up boots
to T-straps, sandals,
wedgies, saddle shoes,
ballerina slippers,
go-go boots,
penny loafers,
designer athletic
footwear and
flip-flops;

go from bound
in hobble skirts,
to liberated flappers,
minis-, midis-, maxis;
baggy trousers to tight pants
(and back); let’s traverse
the map – Hawaiian shirts,
Bermuda shorts;
let’s suit up in pant suits,
power suits, leisure suits
(all wholly unsuitable)

with feathers and hats
from hair to there
in upsweeps, bobs
and bobby pins,
pageboys, pixies,
pompadours,
pigtails, ponytails
beehives, big hair
and color ourselves
pink, purple,
blue, and grey.

And the only thing
anyone can honestly say
(beyond any shadow
of a doubt)
is that whatever’s in
today
will some day
be out.

PSC /2016
 ~

 Penned for Day 19 of Robert Lee Brewer's April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge. 
Assignment: a cool and/or uncool poem
 For more, check out his site at:  2016-april-pad-challenge-day-19
 
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