In praise of yesterday

Retro Metro modern mizz

Laughing stock for the High Street Chics

Pretence that it’s happy accident

Not a statement to be noticed wearing that

Beggared borrowed thrown-on old thing

 

Glad rags conjured crafted

Pastiche previously forgotten styles

Looking back in embarrassment

No heyday Grandma caught out wearing that

Beggared borrowed thrown-on old thing

 

Isn’t make-do simply spun

Artfully poised shouts “belong “

Procession of slaves to the rummage sale garment

Still conceived to stand separate wearing that

Beggared borrowed thrown-on old thing

 

Praise indeed jealously due

Not all have the neck or the knack

To wear someone’s nostalgia not feeling a prat

Only the entirely confident sporting that

Beggared borrowed thrown-on old thing