Poems of the Week


by Dan Campion

“Please Put Calamity on Hold. Style Is on the Line.”
—New York Times National Print Edition

Please put calamity on hold,
For Style is on the line.
It’s Paris Fashion Week. Be bold!
Come worship high design:

Bouclés and taffetas, tall boots,
Hot pants and bandeau tops—
What makes a world? Hot photo shoots.
A skinny glass of schnapps.

Don’t phone it in, then. Make the scene;
The cure for every blight,
With cavalcades of sylphs serene,
Couture will set you right.