Delicate thread needles blinding eyes into vanity’s lace.
Young girls’ dreams drown
in watered light to insure
wrists and throats are adorned.
Fashion raises a haughty cheek
to the lips of coin and demand
without concern its frills sentence
youth to a prison cell of shadows.
On pillowed laps feminine hands
twist and cross until vision
is threaded into ruins of lace.
©Susie Clevenger 2014