Monday, February 04, 2008

Costumes

[My second response to Read Write Poem's dress up your poetry.]



Costumes

On the days she wears jeans
and plain knit tops,
She blends in with the guys,
just another worker bee in the hive,
expected to respond to
whatever the queen bees tell her.

But when she wears feminine
slacks and soft shirts, and
shoes you can't dance in,
she blends in with a different crowd
and the queen bees know she is
busy like them.




11 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like this, the intersection between outfit and identity.

sister AE said...

Thanks, Juliet.

UL said...

I have experienced this in person...on to your third.

Jo said...

yes, how they create us clothes....I liked this!

sister AE said...

Thanks, UL. I sometimes dress up a bit more when I don't want people to interrupt me - and it usually works!

Hi, Jo. thanks.

Linda Jacobs said...

You nailed this with the title! How our clothes are like costumes!

I know mine certaily are! I'm not going to tell you what I'm wearing right now!

sister AE said...

Thanks, Linda.

Rob Kistner said...

What beacons to the world our clothes can be. This was a good read... ;)

sister AE said...

Hi, Rob. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

...deb said...

"shoes you can't dance in" says it all!

sister AE said...

Hello, ...deb. I was more than 40 years old before I understood why someone would buy shoes that weren't perfectly comfortable. At high school dances I couldn't believe how many shoes were kicked off and lying under the chairs lined up each side of the gym...