Poems of the Week

Victoria’s New Secret

by Chris O’Carroll

“[Soccer] star Megan Rapinoe and actress and producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas are joining
Victoria’s Secret in what the lingerie giant is calling a ‘dramatic shift’ for the brand.”
—BBC News

The lingerie I never buy
Has tried for years to catch my eye
With ads like Playboy videos
(Except for mere, sheer scraps of clothes).
The undies-vending pitch that pays
Has always been about my gaze.
But they have tossed aside my bro-ness.
Rapinoe now and Chopra Jonas
Have more appealing things to say
About how gals look good today.