Suits

A businessman's silhouette.

A businessman’s silhouette. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You are well pressed
Sleek lines
Barely visible
Controlled pinstripes
White collar
Jacket crisp

Waiting in a line
For the morning coffee
iPad glowing
News rushing in
Rushing out
Brittle
Technological
Like you

Your eyebrows
Neatly manicured
Cufflinks shining
Modest light
You look the part
Like out of a
Catalogue

Which makes me wonder
As I watch you
Are you more than
Just a suit?

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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19 Responses to Suits

  1. I always have wondered when I was a suit and found most are just a suit. I now wear flip flops, shorts and T-shirt and wonder if similar dressed are more than shorts, flip flops and a T shirt. So far I think not.

  2. David M. Green says:

    Does the suit make the man or does the man make the suit look good? πŸ™‚

    • Depends on the man I suppose! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I think suits look good for the most part, it’s just a particular type of suit wearer I was tilting at with this poem. πŸ™‚

  3. Brian Hughes says:

    I don’t suit suits. The very name ‘suit’ is ironic for me. Whenever I’ve been forced to wear a suit I always end up looking like Worzel Gummidge.

  4. delightful – one of the many joys of retirement is no more suits

  5. words4jp says:

    this is a great question to ponder? Many suits I know are just that – status quo – I do not know many otherwise.

  6. Mike says:

    Contrary to what Shakespeare thought, the apparel doth NOT proclaim the man – but you know that, which is why you penned this poem of perspicuity. Nicely done.

  7. I remember suits, when living the single life in the city….. yet I am fairly distanced from them out in the bush, pretty much a non event. I love your words.

  8. of course they are, they jus don’t know it πŸ˜‰

  9. Having spent years on Wall Street and eliminating starch from my life years ago, I no longer chafe at the neck or the false image. Love this piece.

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