Dressing Up As "Me"
by Rachel Hoyt
image by Ambro via freedigitalphotos.net
At birth I knew no shame or fear,
I roamed naked and free,
But as life added days and years,
Clothes helped me feel like "me".
To church I wore my Mary Janes -
Their black patent leather
Balanced the frills of lace dresses
And kept stray thoughts demure.
In high school I was a Tomboy,
Wearing jeans and flannel -
Few colors were ones I enjoyed
During that dark, square spell.
For a time I wore casual suits
To bolster my power -
Sometimes I paired them with heeled boots
To look more like a tower.
Now I sit typing, hardly dressed,
Free to do as I please,
Wondering which outfit is next,
Which image to appease.
Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
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