Friday, October 30, 2015

Clearance Rack


Just as I was giggling
at the clearance rack and wondering
what kind of certain age woman
wears Marilyn Monroe,
wouldn't you know -

there she was

with a knee high leather boot strut,
ripped jeans on her mom butt,
and Marilyn sprawled
proudly across
the work of Dr. Gus.

Uh . . .

Because I am a poet,
I tried to see the poem,
really tried to see the poem,
but all that I saw was

a message -

some things are bigger
and blonder
than the best of us.

Written by a certain age woman currently dressed as a witch and wearing Marvel Comics Toms . . . for Margaret's Artistic Impressions at Real Toads.

12 comments:

debispoems said...

Haa, true that. It's kinda sad really.

Sylvia K said...

Ah,yes,I do agree with Debi!! Kind of sad it is -- but true!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hahaha! Some things defy the poetic!

brudberg said...

I have just stashed away my teenager clothes in favor for an old man's tweed jacket only to realize that's how teenagers dress today.

Sioux Roslawski said...

MZ--Her "mom butt." Brilliant. Lots of other gems, too.

Gail said...

So true!

Marion said...

As the proud owner of a Mom butt (2 daughters who are teachers & have their own proud Mom butts) and a closet overflowing with totally respectable but age-inappropriate clothes AND shoes, I am highly offended. My 86 year old Mom will only wear skinny jeans & still dyes her hair red and tells dirty jokes---so I guess I come by my age-inappropriate rebel self who marches to the beat of a different drummer, naturally. 'Normal' is a curse on humanity.

Getting older is a privilege denied to many. I hope those who judge older people by their clothes are lucky enough to grow old and be judged by the younger generations. xo

"At a certain part in your life, probably when too much of it has gone by, you will open your eyes and see yourself for who you are. Especially for everything that made you so different from all the AWFUL NORMALS. And you will say to yourself, "But I am this person." And in that statement, that correction, there will be a kind of love." ~from 'Phoebe in Wonderland'

Jim said...

Loved reading this, Mom Zee. So what do I think on a day in which I passed another birthday in part by attending the funeral of a fellow who just now died two years older than I am? But the party later in the evening with family ALL younger than I helped me to stay young. That's part of my M.O, hanging out with somewhat younger people.
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Buddah Moskowitz said...

Bigger and blonder are not necessarily. There's a place for it, it's just rarely where I am. Loved this and love you, Witchie-poo!

Fireblossom said...

Hey, lay off Dr. Gus! Love that closing line.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love that last line...

Margaret said...

The work of Dr Gus! Loved this - oh so true poem :)