7TH DAY ADVENT

Written by: Nola Perez

EARLY MASS IN ORDINARY TIME

Gray helmet hair, carefully 
Curled, dangling earrings, 
Designer suit, ear of salamander, 
Eye of newt.  White haired 
Soulmate, shoulders strong,  
More is More, importance seen 
In every pore: Respectability 
highly prized, but my Sunday 
Plea to The Powers That Be: 
Deliver Me from Respectable, 
     so unacceptable.