While you lament the passing
of Chalmers Johnson,
I try to defend the poetry

in window shopping
for dresses—occasionally stopping
to buy. Floral print tees

should bloom on the back
as much as the front.
Semi-translucent is still

classified. This rock
glass holds more

than someone’s meltdown. Some things
are better left unseen.

Fashion 2010

White, unadorned silk,
her obsession is showing.
How much depends on 

how closely you look. If
you comment on it, she may reply: 

Oh, it’s supposed to.
That’s the style
as is this gray hair.