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Shoppers for a Dress

Shoppers for a Dress


Have you ever been to a mall of ideas;
a place where you try out themes not dresses?
The dressing rooms have emails for padlocks
with editors for mirrors and rejections for sizes!
We are all poets using pens to shape ideas
like dresses to win publishers’ eyes for prizes.

Restrained with lines and times, themes
are hot issues minus politics and personal narratives.
You either ride the wave or forget your dreams
because ticking boxes creates rooms not what ifs.
It seems rejection is success’ coffee cups hiding in failure’s seams.
No surprise there, writing is a road for those who dare:

To spin inspiration’s loom until an idea blooms
into a dress that allures from a pen that consumes
rejection that presumes all shoppers for a dress are fleeting perfumes.



Author’s Notes:
In writing, there’s nothing called period or one size fits all or even black and white for right and wrong. We always hear stories about great writers who were rejected a dozen times before rising into today’s halls of writers’ fame. The moral of all this is that every mind is as unique as every body is unique compared to another and for that every mind must have a dress that fits it perfectly. Not because you haven’t found a mind that can wear your dresses, you are no good. Sometimes the right mind is also desperate to find a dress that fits but hasn’t located where you’re at. Today’s charlie is tomorrow’s spruce, so hitch your wagon to a star and keep your eyes peeled for success’ coffee cups they might just roll out one day from failure’s seams.

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Pasithea Chan
Pasithea Chan

Pasithea is a budding Lebanese Filipino impressionist who enjoys writing poetry in symbolism laced with philosophy and psychology.

Given her legal background having worked as legal and risk management consultant in MENA and the far east; she also writes legal and academic articles.

Her creative writing has been read on several podcasts and radios and was featured in several magazines and anthologies including: Envision Arts, Rigorous, Fevers of the Mind, Osprey's Empire, Voices of the Real and Suicide.

Having written 2500+ poems and more than 12 short stories; Pasithea writes in various styles but prefers pieces that have double meanings to allow a reader to delve deeper into her works.

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