Thursday, May 31, 2007

What Not to Wear, in Verse


Jane commented on my socks.
I saw them as black,
she said one was gray
and other was black,
and that made them wrong.
I only saw the alternate toe design,
one with a white grid, the other without,
so I suppose that made them different.

But when I put my sneakers on and stood,
none of this mattered.
Just a small strip of black between
the top of my shoes and
the bottom of my jeans.
By then, Jane forgot about
my sartorial inelegance

as I slipped my plaid tweed jacket
over a striped shirt
and we walked out into the July sun.


Ron said...

Great. What a hoot. It sounds so familiar. I've done the same many times and been called to account for my fashion faux pas.
I'm still smiling... : )h

Ron said...

Oops. Sorry for the typo there at the end.

Clare said...

Terrific detail and imagery about the socks! And the ending cracked me up -- really cute and funny. I liked this a lot!

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is so funny, the ending reminds me of several people. 'I only saw the alternate toe design' is priceless.

Tinamtl said...


Don't sweat the small stuff. haha