Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The pantsuit

She had sewn for the others
so often before.
So when she made an outfit for me,
The chubby redhead granddaughter,
Not the cute skinny blonde one,
I was beside myself.
It was yellow and polyester
With a synthetic lace collar
And it made my skin all red and itchy.
It wasn’t all that pretty
And it didn’t feel natural.
But it was real.
And I would rather have felt
Its roughness on my skin
Than nothing at all.

1 comment:

  1. Love this one! I, too, had a dress like that once. It wasn't made by a grandmother--not mine at any rate--but I loved it, and many a nine-year-old memory of mine features it. Thank you for putting a smile on my face.