Sunday, January 13, 2013

Stretching the Wool (Poem)

Stretching the Wool

When someone says one
size fits all, you expect

a certain amount of give
and take, that allowances

will have been made to let
you choose your options

to loosen up and let out
as the occasion demands,

if taking in a little here,
maybe some more there,

leaves open the possibility
of having more than one

ending. Like anyone, you
trust the pattern each time

will work as it's worked so
many times before, never

questioning just how much
you might have to squirm

and stretch to pull the wool
over your very own eyes.

© 2013 Maureen E. Doallas

This poem responds to today's photo prompt at Tess Kincaid's Magpie Tales. Go here to see the image, read other writers' contributions, and to add your own link to your poem or flash fiction.


Kathe W. said...

the last two lines say it all!

S. Etole said...

I like your interpretation of this photo.

So much said. So true.

Berowne said...

What we all do, all too often. Pull the wool over our very own eyes...

Anonymous said...

Love your analogy here.

Anonymous said...

very enjoyable.

Dave King said...

We obviously shop at the same store! Great write.

Laurie Kolp said...

This is great, Maureen!

Helen said...

The myth of 'one size fits all' ... loved this!

Susan Anderson said...

I really enjoyed the direction you took with this one. Clever and well done!


Hannah Stephenson said...

From "One Size Fits All" to "wool-pulling"...I'm interested in the ideas you stretch around here.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I've never believed the "one size fits all" label. Yes all that "wool-pulling"!

Tess Kincaid said...

One size

The Blog of Bee said...

So easy to pull the wool over our own eyes......when it suits us. That fits all - much like the size. Great.

Rossandra White said...

Sounds like my marriage. Quite brilliant, Maureen.