BrooksLooks@ Goodbye Neckties

Goodbye Ties

brought 200 neckties
to the thrift shop today
secreted in plastic bags (they never knew)
accepting them anyway

we had carted them all over the country
in some strange hoarding way
KonMari’s final test
how unburdened i feel today

it wasn’t like i was going back
to days of decorum for management
but what if forced against my will
back to the eastern establishment?

big and bright–wide you’d say
long since out of style
i was sure they’d be back ‘in’ one day
if only we kept them another while

they were knots and cravats, bows and reps
my wife could have made quite a quilt
how relieved i was to leave them stealthily there
with no ounce of guilt

these western ways have soothed my soul
beyond ties to wild rag and western hat
never going back to neckties, that’s my goal
prit’ near had enough of that

OK Marie Kondo! Yes! I confess!

i kept a suit or two that ‘bring me joy’
(plus 1 or 2 ties my wife, I mean I, smartly matched with pride )
they’re for funerals and weddings you know
except for only these, ties and me–we’re now untied

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One thought on “BrooksLooks@ Goodbye Neckties

  1. YES, Brooks!
    We love it!
    We remember those Red Lion days,
    Ties and starched collars, when we first knew you . . . many miles ago.
    Looking forward to the next adventure. Your neck decking does not define you.


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