Monday, April 20, 2009

Friday, April 20, 2007: On the Street...That Coat, Those Legs, and The Hair, Milan


Terms to describe the borders of one’s dress
Have altered. When did you last (if ever) observe
a bracelet-length sleeve, cropped to expose the forearm?
V-neck, polo, crew we know, but what
Of Queen Anne, portrait, Sabrina? Tea-length
Has unravelled to mini, baring thigh
Where the calf or ankle once peeked through.
At the hem, or neck, or sleeve of any garment,
Limits rise and fall, a stage curtain
Showcasing skin, a body in the world.

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