Monday, 27 June 2022

When We Were Funny, Half-Made Creatures




When we were funny, half-made creatures,

You snapped us, caught us,

Your spotty, awkward daughters,

With 1980s features,

And style that friends had taught us

Was de rigeur, despite the fact you thought us,

Weak, for giving in to fashion.

Still you bought us 

Fabric and cut and stitched and pressed

With strange, maternal passion,

That let us know we dressed

As well as all the rest,

Or better, even best.

And yet we did not value

That care you took,

Although we named our style self expression,

We wished to make the same impression

As all our friends,

And deeply craved the shop bought look.  

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