A locker room, a place of blood, sweat, tears
and a baby blue onesie.
Yes girls, line up for the distribution of hideous.
If it snaps, it’s a win.
Welcome to 1964’s physical education.
This is no place for modesty.
All of you have the same parts.
You have five minutes to shed
your fashion statements and
don your athletic uniform.
Please note that architectural flaws
have created a swinging door peep show
at all entrances. So please use caution
when entering and exiting the locker room.
You are here for physical activity.
All of you will walk, run, jump, hop
your way through this year without complaint.
Oh, and because we don’t have a girls’ competitive
sports program, you are urged to support the boys
with your cheers, claps and attendance at their sporting events.
*For those girls who wish to be involved in an extracurricular activity
we have an active F.H.A (Future Homemakers of America) that meets once a week.
©Susie Clevenger 2015
My gym uniform was very similar to the photo only it was shorts and not elastic legs. I couldn't stand the thing. I was in F.H.A and served a year as historian. Ugh!