by Gabby Tyrrell

People with flares with or without flair
in pairs — trim bodies for people who eat pears.

These trends come and go
as we all know
thirty years that slip by
as their wearers men and women leave
bye they say.

Savvy women hold onto these flares
to pass on like sacred presents to daughters,
and nieces.

Pass on by to past times when maxis
reigned and flares and denim
now they are back.

Give the young some slack
as maxis flairs and maxis reign.

IMAGE: “Flares” by Tim Graham. Prints available at fineartamerica.com.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Gabby Tyrrell has had five books printed by the New River Project and has been published in over 150 publications in the UK, including Poetry Cornwall and Inclement. She has done a collaborative project with tsbhstudio.com (New York), writing poetry in response to paintings, and the Heart Anthology USA. She is a performer/writer who has performed at 800 venues, including ICA (London).