Loss Of Vanity 2011

Loss Of Vanity


Loss noticed:

Gradual and un-dramatic –

As if letting go.


It is a letting go.


No longer yearning for approval

From the neighbor; from the culture.

Free from fashion factory’s syndrome,

Factory fashions altogether.


They won’t know the why

Or even that there is no vanity.

They might say “Oh,

She’s letting herself go”,

And they’d be right.  She’s undergone

A distancing,

A retrograde,

An understanding

That it doesn’t make a difference,


Self-importance an illusion.

Loss of fear – that’s what it is

That’s come at last.


Loss Of Vanity 11.18.2011

Circling Round Vanities; Pure Nakedness;

Arlene Corwin



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