Bill Blass Blues

Bill Blass Blues

My wife is unfaithful.  She’s out most every night
with another famous man—out in open sight.
She doesn’t want to hide it. She wants her friends to see
that she’s at every swish affair, clad fashionably.
Every Hermes bag and pair of winklepicker shoes
has contributed its bit to my costume blues.

Countless Dior dresses and each Givenchy blouse

added up to why we had to sell the house.
I’d taken out my equity and sold off all my stocks,
I locked her in her room, but she only picked the locks.
When I cancelled all her cards, she just applied for others,
and when I closed out all of those, she asked to use her mother’s.

I am a closet pauper. As you might suppose,
challenged by my wife’s outlandish lust for clothes.
If only her love affairs were with lesser men
than Michael Kors or Givenchy, Dior or Ralph Lauren.
If only she could lighten up and buy her clothes at Ross’s
perhaps I could pay off my loans and modify my losses!

 

 

 

Prompt words today were lighten, challenge, winklepicker and equity.

4 thoughts on “Bill Blass Blues

  1. Melanie B Cee

    Great poem!! Wonderful use of the word today too! I had a sibling who was a clothes horse in high school. My father, a man who was raised in rural Utah in the 1930s and on, remarked once that he didn’t care whose name was on the clothing, it was only necessary that it covered what it was meant to cover, and that it was clean. Otherwise, all that other stuff was just window dressing. My sibling and he had quite a few discussions about the situation too.

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