Category: The Fashioned Series

We are made up of outer shells, hooves, and helmets. We live in sin with lonely dishes, decanters, and devil’s food cake. Accessories are not additives, but attachments. Our clutter embellishes, wraps us up within a blanket of collections. The Fashioned Series is about how our intimacy with objects mingles with meaning. These poems fuse humor with observation, fashion with personality, and ponderings with insignificance. Be careful what you’re fashioned after.

Loveseats Force The Issue

  Loveseats force the issue Davenport is not an exotic city They come from Couch! And if they try to tell you They’re from Barcalounger You know they’re full of it Just tell ‘em, You know someone from Recliner Benches are hard on your…

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Laminate Is A Pervert

  Don’t snuggle with a rug Unless properly vacuumed And groomed Hardwoods are bit ornery but shine right up When waxed with love Hook Shag up with a van They’re meant for each other Indoor Outdoor likes it both ways Tiles are squares, most…

Washcloths Are Scrubs

  A bath towel knows the raw and rude truth Which in most cases Is not a good thing A paper towel gets wet Easily. Then it’s all over In one or two short wipes A kitchen towel thinks they’re fancy schmancy But is…

Woolens Are Overprotective

  Argyles are in cahoots With high waters And can recite, from memory, Dialogue from Star Trek Nylons want to make Believe they are free and easy But run when the going gets tough Woolens are overprotective Leg warmers brag And want to be…

Never Smooch A Brooch

    Always walk arm and arm With a purse. They’re insecure And get addicted to junk Don’t listen to babbling bracelets They get caught up in the apparel Never hang out with a trashy trinket Necklaces will fool you With spoiled-ass sweet talk…

Beanies Are Babyish

  Hairnets keep things in place Caps are con artists Indecisive little shits, who Don’t want to be pinned down Derbies are dumbfounded Stovepipes are bearded with warts Stocking caps muffle their words Then get lost in the snow Unless they have a tassel…

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