Wise Tailor

Eating alone again
I work my way down the sizes in my closet
Make regular trips to the tailor
To have waistbands taken in

When I walk in with you
The tailor assures me, “Should you need it,
I can let the waists back out.
Very professional, no one will notice.”

He was right,
About the clothes.



About the Poet:
Although previously published in “Scaling the Face of Reason: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry”, an eventful family life and successful career did not leave enough space for poetry. After germinating in the rich soil of motherhood and work as a nurse, Kimberly Peterson now returns to poetry full time.


Photo by  Jan Steiner.


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