The runway models preview coming trends,
designers labor, for success depends
upon the reach of each converging lens.
Yet somehow there are those who must have missed
the loudly touted ads that do persist,
they should be on the latest worst-dressed list.
No gentle lack of fashion could be seen
by those around of more than seventeen,
these un-vogue oafs make each day Halloween.
While thongs on portly men are never yearned
and coral hats could easily be burned,
are we the fools where fashion is concerned?
Cold vanity and fashion, hand-in-hand,
can make one cower to a peer demand,
intently focused on the potent brand.
We should see oafs in very different light
and keep critiques away from line of sight,
enjoying wardrobes otherwise polite.
Jack has published over 350 poems in his career, many with his own photography. He specializes in a view of the commonplace and Americana.