Today was the first real time I was just ready to be done with this project!
Today I bought my first shirt that was new.
It is a lovely shirt.
It is functional.
It matches every one of my outfits.
It is comfortable.
It is a boring.
It is a white t-shirt that I need for a Highland dance show.
What made me want to quit is that….
It was on a 30% off clearance rack,
Hanging next to its neighbor,
A beautiful violet dress
That would be perfect to wear to work
That would be great to Preach in
That calls my name, saying “Katie… I was made for you!”
This violet dress is 50% off and a great price.
It hugs a beautiful teal blouse.
This blouse is washable
It matches all my suits.
It is 75% off and less then $10!
Why – when all the stores are getting rid of their summer clothes,
Clothes that I needed all summer,
Clothes that would have made my life easier,
Clothes that finally I can afford
Why am I following this silly rationing – of one new shirt, one new pair of pants, one new dress.
I waited all year to buy my new shirt.
I didn’t want to waste my one purchase,
I wanted to make my purchase count
I scoured racks of clothes at the thrift store so I could buy a shirt when I really needed it…
And now I have my new shirt
My, no one has worn it but me, shirt
Hurry my new shirt
My white tee shirt
I am tired of being rational.