Verse: The White Sundress

The White Sundress

The White Sundress
Acts in counterpoint to the
Little Black Dress.
While the LBD is touted as
Fashion that goes from
“Boardroom to Ballroom”,
The White Sundress is less
Versatile, because of
Its color
Its fabric
Its light weight
Its distraction factor.

The White Sundress
Still does things
The LBD will never do,
Such as go to the beach,
To the park,
To the outdoor nighttime event,
In the crisp air of late spring,
Or the oppressing heat
And humidity
Of midsummer.

The White Sundress
Often gives way to the
Little Black Dress,
As the symphony
Changes direction after
The music moves indoors,
Where the a/c is fierce
And a dress of more sterner stuff
Is in order.

The White Sundress
Is at its best,
At the bar,
With a glass of white wine,
Perpetuating the mystery
Of just how it hits the floor.

©2015 Edward J Branley


Verse: T.I.T.S.


It’s a need.
It’s a must,
For those with an
Affinity to water that
Requires something
Larger than
The backyard pool,
A stream in the woods,
The Bayou.

Women usually express
This need faster
(And LOUDER)Than men, but
The desire crosses the sexes.

Is a three-coast concept
Running from Maine,
to Key West,
Across the Florida Panhandle,
Along the Gulf Coast,
To Corpus,
As well as along the California coast.

Some drive hours,
For the experience.
Others head out
The front door,
Just a short walk
Or bike ride, or
Drive to the
Overcrowded underground
Parking structure.

Upon arrival,The Seeker pauses
At the edge,
Takes in the view,
Breathes in Deeply,
Kicks off the
Strappy sandals,
Or flip flops,
And indulges
In the raw ecstasy of
Toes In The Sand.

©2015 Edward J. Branley



The Little Black Dress
Is best served with red wine
To accompany the red soles
Of the pumps below it
As she moves through the bistro.

The Little Black Dress
Rarely does not flatter the wearer
Giving its all
To show off the legs
Encased in black tights in the cold
Or bare in the thick humidity
Of the summer.

The Little Black Dress
Can be served
As part of a healthy breakfast
Or as lunch, but especially as dinner.

But if served as dessert,
Champagne must accompany
The Little Black Dress
Glasses clinking
As it hits the floor.


© 2012 Edward J. Branley (note-previously published here, just getting it into the new site)