Poems of the Week

Girdling the Earth

by Julia Griffin

“Spanx chief gives all employees first-class plane tickets and $10,000
Shapewear company founder Sara Blakely surprised employees at a party
to mark Spanx’s new $1.2bn valuation”

The Guardian

Sara, queen of shapely vesture,
Made a sweetly fitting gesture,
Giving all her employees
First-class tickets overseas,
Letting everyone escape where
They might shed all thoughts of shapewear,
Briefly free from stringent Spanx.
Spanxers, raise a thong of thanx!