Should we cover our eyes?
The weather is changing
shedding kaftan of spangled yellow
and twitching greens.

A boozy breeze arises
(should we cover our eyes?)
brandishing fickle fists and
punching cloth to flapping,

draws forth a wool curtain
in sullen billows over trees.
Should we cover our eyes?
A storm in gunmetal grey

malicious, sexy, glinting -
a skintight arboreal gown.
We are the change room.
Should we cover our eyes?

Written for Miz Quickly QnV 14 “Write in the Cascade form”

11 thoughts on “Modesty

  1. I used to work in a retail store and had shifts manning the ‘changing rooms’ – amazing how a few folks will take advantage of that privacy by switching tags or otherwise attempting theft. That was the first thing I thought of.

    That and having to change for gym class in Jr High school. No one should have to be forced to ‘change’ in a group.

    We do need to ‘change’ our attitudes to accept our similarities and our differences. Well done.


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