Poems of the Week

Six Appeal

by Steven Urquhart Bell

“How to dress sexy in your 50s”
—The Daily Telegraph

When I was in my teens and early twenties
I did wear clothes intended to reveal.
But now that I have hit my middle fifties
I’m flattered more by fashions that conceal.

And anyway, the women that I go for
Are not impressed by rock-hard buns or abs.
Though some can have their heads turned by a six-pack—
It’s why I use transparent shopping bags.