Nothing to Wear

She can’t go out – she’s got nothing to wear:
At least, nothing to match the mood she’s in.
The presentation must be whole: the hair,
The clothes, the lips, the eyes, the nails, the skin

An artist does not show till art is done,
For reputation’s lost by shoddy stuff:
She must attend each detail, every one,
For “almost there” is simply not enough

You might not sympathize, but this is real.
Frustration of an almost keening kind
With naught to wear is all that she can feel
And dominates the focus of her mind.

She has a lot to choose from, that is true:
That matters not, when none of it will do

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Picture / Photo credit : © Sovatu | – Nothing To Wear Photo

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

9 thoughts on “Nothing to Wear”

  1. LOL, true! It’s even worse when one faces 4 seasons of choices (sometimes there are 2 seasons in one day, here) –not to even mention being 2 different sizes in a year (or a month). It is indeed a matter of “none of which will do” a lot of times, so that one is reduced to a handful of old faithfuls for casual, dress-up, and interviews for 2 different fields… good heavens, I hope guys never go through that?

      1. ROFL! True! My very attractive daughter as step-mother of the bride picked a dress she wouldn’t ordinarily wear — very understated. She didn’t want to outshine the mother of the bride. So, guess who came into the church in the same dress! Fortunately, they both laughed. I have often envied guys their seemingly easier choices.

  2. nothing to match the mood she’s in. I like this insight. Though if I tried to match my mood with my clothes I can’t imagine what a train wreck it would look like.

  3. Wardrobe full of black and white here. Dresses, skirts, jeans, tops. Look like a penguin most days, with the odd bit of colour to ring the changes!

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