Flunking Exotic

Flunking Exotic

When I was young I had an idea I could be exotic,
but when in fact I tried, I found my goal to be quixotic.
For even though I thought that I could be like Theda Bara,
My skirt rode up, my nylons ran and so did my mascara.
I spent a fortune for “vamp” clothes, but had no place to wear them,
and they were so tight and scratchy that I could hardly bear them.
This is what finally prompted me to settle for what’s normal.
Exotic’s harder than it looks, as well as way too formal!!!


9 thoughts on “Flunking Exotic

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Jaquin. I guess exotic wouldn’t be exotic if all of us could do it!! I bet lots of people had to look up Theda Bara! She even long preceded me, but thanks to my mother, even before the internet, I knew who she was. And what else rhymes with mascara????

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