Lori Grosser Rhoden
Member Rara Avis
Fair to middlin'
I got the coolest sweater for Christmas
from my daughter’s boyfriend.
I’ve never seen another one like it.
It is long in the back to my calves.
Short as a vest in the front
that can be worn two ways.
Closed, the vested front
looks like a fringed V-neck.
Open, it looks like large fringed lapels.
My sweater has long sleeves
that are black, ringed in different colors.
Each color is a different weave of only a few rows,
separated by wider bands of black.
The sweater is fringed in long threads.
The colors are soft; blue, gray, green and burnt orange.
The stripes run vertical down the front and back.
These vertical stripes help to hide my growing assets.
The sweater is snazzy; it has flash and pizazz.
I feel confident and pretty when I wear it.
Someone said it was “so me”.
To which I replied,
“You mean loud and obnoxious?!”
We had a good laugh.