Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sophomoric


entanglement
in the parking lot,
heartless honks
and cars backed up
in jagged lines
like zipper spines--
walk with a book
on your head--
need not lead to death,
but saggy pants just might

~~~

Poetic Inspiration~
Poetry Jam: Back to School
3WW: entanglement, death, heartless

17 comments:

Sheilagh Lee said...

LOL saggy pants might. good one Laurie

Brian Miller said...

ha. saggy pants might for sure...or having the wrong leg up...and being mistake for a gang member...i might have got tangled in the parking lot in my day, but in the good way....smiles.

Sumana Roy said...

never knew saggy pants have so much history...great title indeed...wow...

Gillena Cox said...

you made me smile at the end (◕‿◕。)

have a nice Wednesday

much love

aldersgrove said...

*Grin* nice. good use of the words

Mary said...

Fashions change, don't they? (And hopefully 'saggy pants' will soon pass.)

Gabriella said...

There was even a time when women would be expelled for wearing any kind of pants.

Peggy said...

Yes being in style is so important on that first day of school. And I can well picture the lines of cars!

Nicholas V said...

Alway struck me that "Sophomore" was a bit of an oxymoron... :-) Good one Laurie, I had to smile with this one.

oldegg said...

Appearances are so important to the young especially as they emerge from childhood. This took me back so many years and the need then to make a good impression.

cifar shayar said...

loved your post, last line is superb

Dilemma

Donna Smith said...

Dress says so much...sigh. I guess it always did, but not in a dangerous way.

Donna Smith said...

Gabriella mentioned girls and pants - yes, throughout my school career, girls were not allowed to wear slacks in school. No one even tried it of course, because you would just be expelled. You cold wear pants underneath your skirt for recess in the winter.

Jae Rose said...

I love the slip and trip of this...literally perhaps! ;)

Helen said...

This deserves a real Laughing Out Loud!

Ankita said...

This made me laugh! :) Thanks for sharing..smiles.

Nimi Arora said...

A tongue-in-cheek look at memories. loved it :)