prompt: poem on an article of clothing

cropped-red-heart.jpgProm Dress

Red dress, not orange-red, or blue-red,

American flag red

 with white polkadots,

American flag white polkadots.

 

Spaghetti straps

attached to a fitted top,

maxi length skirt.

 translation:   floor length.

 

1970’s synthetic polyester

 guaranteed not to wrinkle,

or breath,

or decompose in the landfill.

 

Prom date?  ——-no idea.

Susan Stone11x14circles_D7A0276

I had orange shorts they would look

 

like children’s shorts

to me now
but when i had them
they were just shorts.

 

favorite outfit was
orange shorts and

 

lizard shirt.  how
educational i was.

 

Jose put lizards
on my hat.  two

 

one time.  two
lizards on my head.

 

Alex Stone
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