Tuesday, July 5, 2016

At Old Navy

Some little girl wants a straw fedora
just like my little girl who is becoming
such a big girl

posing in front of the mirror
checking out her coming curves
in an Old Glory bikini

not even on clearance,
but more than 50% off.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

15 comments:

brudberg said...

Ah... maybe the straw fedora works better still.. wonderfully painted.

said...

:)

Carol Campbell said...

The feelings of a parent are shown here masterfully!

Helen said...

~~ just you wait! Smiles and a knowing wink here. Such a sweet poem ....

Sioux said...

In just a few lines, you never fail to slay me...

Buddah Moskowitz said...

(!) Great snapshot of life moving quickly.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Beautiful portrait.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I want Baby Puppy to stay little! LOL. But I can see her in front of the mirror, already full of dreams. Sigh. A gorgeous poem.

Kathy Reed said...

Always enjoy reading your poems...you have a knack of capturing precious meaningful moments succinctly and wisely :)

SuyashJ said...

fedoras have always had a poetic quality to them. Nicely written!

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have captured an ephemeral moment and pinned it down, if only temporarily.

blueoran said...

Motherhood over time here in the reflection which looks like a little girl no more, the matter-of-fact observations shopping for a deal.

Rommy said...

Oh boy, do I ever relate to the sentiment expressed here!

Outlawyer said...

I would say any decent bikini is about 80% off! Love the Old Glory here and the whole thing, thanks, MZ. k.

Fireblossom said...

"Honey, what about this nice burka?"