Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shabby (and I like it.)

Shabby (and I like it.)

I peel off the chic and fancy garments adorning me on my day out  
(you know, the ‘dress-up’ type items of apparel that are posh 
enough to put on the dog!) My black pants 
(now amply decorated with clumps of prolific long white collie dog hair 
that has ‘attached’ only moments after my being home) 
and my floral, wispy blouse come off! I need my clogs, 
my shabby jeans and my loose, comfy cotton. 
The truth of it is, I prefer this ultra-shabby, sloppy, slipshod, 
uneven and mostly worn-out look above all else. 
Perhaps I can travel ‘incognito,’ as a bum or as 
a tramp named “Rose” or “Delilah” or “Rita.” 
I can pass myself off as someone 'too poor to have an opinion 
that would be considered.' I wish I could travel about as this…
and never have to dress up. And I will most likely come back 
in a second life as a frumpy old scarecrow 
left standing in a field with 
only the brave birds as my faithful friends.  

lg :-)


  1. NCmountainwomen! We are kindred spirits, then :-)And thank you for stopping on by my side of the mountain.

  2. I love my loose cotton, at home, stuff, too. Typing at you now wearing my beloved yoga pants. :) Being comfortable is the best! Love your poem, lg.

  3. My sentiments exactly, lg. I love getting home and the first thing I take off is my earrings. Immediately I feel better. Get into my "comfy" pants and then I feel completely "me" again.

    Hope you've had a glorious summer up there in the mountains. :)


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