If beauty is in the eye of the beholder,
Are the standards of today a consensus?
Does everyone really agree as to
What's out and what's in
Glamour versus sin
Too fat versus too thin?
Or, if beauty is in the eye of the beholder,
Are the standards of today chosen by the few?
For lack of better words,
Do the "bolder" beholders make the rules to be "cool"?
If that's the truth, then all I can say is bravo.
Bravo to the few who have built up a following
Around a ludicrous and fictitious calling.
Bravo to the masters and mistresses of fashion
Who have stirred the public into a passion
Over maxis and minis and halter bikinis
And florals and stripes and leggings and tights.
And I don't mean to criticize fashion
As an expression of creativity.
But emphasizing what we wear
Reeks of widespread naivete
When the system in place seems to be based
On capitalizing on our fears and flaws
And shoving them in our face
Over and over again...
At a seasonal pace.
And it's high time we say,
That's not okay.