Friday, July 22, 2005

haute couture

We could go on like this forever:
a constant pushing and pulling,
a testing of tensity and looseness,
maintaining balance -
all of this work just to go nowhere.

It's made too easy these days
for one to feign satisfaction.
Coasting along is in vogue,
getting by, the height of fashion.

An old man sits stitching by the fire,
piles of fabric around him.
Uninspired, he repeats his mantra:
Don't try, and you'll never fail.
Don't fail and you'll never be a failure.

And who wouldn't look good
in one of these designer outfits?
Cloth cut from the finest of complacency,
stitched together by the silkiest of satiety?

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