A satin cape cascades off a shoulder,
branches drape, sequins and diamonds sparkle
beneath sun's tickling touch; diaphanous
a new word to explore.
Mermaid gown, ivy embroidered,
travels upon forest floor, resplendently elegant;
more a ball gown than evening bedecked as she is
in swags and tulle, edged with flowers, rosettes,
Oscar Da La Renta bows to such as these,
grand dames and sprightly, willowy youth
showcasing bustles, bouffants, A-line, and tiered.
I'm underdressed, Timberlands and jeggings practical,
but certainly no competition. I think of tonight,
scratch the burger joint off my list, make a reservation
where newfound desire to shine will be appreciated.
by Margaret Bednar, October 20, 2020
This is linked with "Poets and Storytellers United - #42 Autumnal"