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Poem: Vintage Ties, by Catherine Jennings

Ode to Spike

Who ironed ‘em all!

by Catherine Jennings

 

Wise-guys ties

(Just one size)

Old school crest

Sunday best

Dapper Dan

Repo man

Dancing blade

Homespun, handmade

Psychedelic

Staid ol’ relic

Gay an’ fluffy

Corporate toughie

Fast’n’loose

Hangman’s noose

Rad and Kafka

(Do I have ta?)

Strangled grapple

Adams apple

Cool, askew

Fashion crew

Ministerial

Stained and beerial

Football team

Bridegroom’s dream

Interview

Borrowed, blue

Close-up dance

Silk romance

What was crumpled

Now unrumpled

Straight and narrow

As an arrow

Crease-defyin’

Spike’s hot iron

Will by heck fry

Each old necktie

With a story to

Pristine glory

To an fro

Make ‘em glow

Now in packs

On tempting racks

To go again

Round throats of men.

Spike’s hot metal

Old scores settle

Franking furls

Into fine fettle!


An I-Ode-U Poetic Tribute
by Catherine Jennings

Contact Catherine at mailto:showdunder@hotmail.com

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