Outlier’s Prom

April 25, 2009 § Leave a comment











Her first in a vintage dress

With neon green ribboned flats;

She is tall and slender,

fading flowers at her hip and

none at wrist; a hippie/punk

semi-date meets her at the rented

gym, an questionable location

for the overpriced private

school sponsoring the gig.


The second dress, a lacy strapless

with fleshy undertones, squeezes

her pale cleavage into
melon mounds; it’s an Ebay find
and barely fits, but she
loves it and feels smart/sassy, head
topped with a felt fedora. Her date,

white with “Jewish hair,” as she
would say, brings her a corsage.


She doesn’t let me take
his picture, but I have hers and
theirs, for I peek from behind the
curtains and watch

as he opens the door to the freshly

white pick-up. She looks up

at him and smiles while
my eyes fill with
unexpected gratitude.



Writer’s Digest prompt (an event) April 25, 2009

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