The Blue Dress: Reflections 1/20/2017

The Blue Dress
(Reflections on Inauguration Day:1/20/2017)

Talk about
the blue dress
a faultless fit
for only her
body and soul
feel your heart soar
following the flowing curve
of its subdued splendor
be dazzled by her
upright chiseled eyes
prepared for performance
made more brilliant
by blue’s luster

talk about
the blue dress
skimming across
her shoulders cascading
to the matching gloves
cede attention to
the coif collar curled
against the inclement
day its beauty bears
mark the jacket crossed
like the holy hands
of the prayful penitent
seeking only simple
sustenance from god

talk about
the blue dress
rendering its model
a facile second thought
who doesn’t matter
all that much
she could be
any another woman
pretending at peace
practicing a subtle smile
hardly hiding her
hollow hurt after
the man turns once
and comment-slays her.

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