hat shop

by Emily Davidson

dusty and dim
shelves to the ceiling
fedoras and baseball caps

a step into
a past more vivid
than the present

we try them on;
some make us sophisticated
others make us silly

in two matching
black top hats
we are unstoppable

but we are only playing dress up


Posted on 03/04/2012
Copyright © 2022 Emily Davidson

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kara Hayostek on 03/05/12 at 12:25 AM

you may not be unstoppable, but people will stop and look. Cute poem :-)

Posted by George Hoerner on 03/05/12 at 12:33 AM

Cute! I recall many years ago a class I took and the instructor said at that time no one had done a thesis paper on hats and what it does to those who ware them. I don’t know if that has been done yet. Obviously certain hats denote authority, like a policeman’s hat, or a soldiers, but then there are many different types of hats. Again cute write!

Posted by Joe Cramer on 03/05/12 at 02:07 AM


Posted by V. Blake on 03/05/12 at 02:44 AM

"a step into a past more vivid than the present" This whole poem was awesome, but these three lines right here are PERFECT. They are like a thousand poems condensed into ten words. I am so jealous of you for thinking to put them in that order.

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