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Will the Real Author Please Stand Up

Will the Real Author Please Stand Up

So, they say I’m an author.
Okay.
So, now what?
What does an author look like?
How do they talk?
Behave?
What are their hobbies?
What do they eat?
Who are their friends?

The questions are endless.
So, let’s start at the beginning,
Like an author.
Once upon a time,
I stared into my closet.
In search of,
The author’s wardrobe.
A buttoned-down
White blouse
starched.

Perhaps.
Nada
One.
Hmmm…
A tweed jacket
Perhaps.
Nada
One.
Hmmm…
An A-line skirt
Perhaps.
Nada
One.
Hmmm…
A pair of navy blue pump heels
Perhaps.
Nada
One.

This author ensemble
was not going well.
So,
To the department store
I went.
Nope,
Not to my usual sections.
Active wear
or
Junior department
or
Chic adult.
But,
To the women’s fashions.
There it was,
The suit.
I was sure every female author
wore.
The jacket buttoned
across my bust.
The one not to be
exposed.
The skirt’s length
hit square in the middle
of my knees.
The ones not to be
exposed.
All I needed to complete
my author look
was a pair of
pumps.

Wait!
Stockings were a must.
Legs were not to be,
exposed.
Color?
Black
nada
Nude
nada
Tan,
or
nada
White.

Tada!
I now looked like
an author.
But…
I didn’t look,
Like
Myself.
So, it’s possible,
Perhaps
That you may be
In need of,
A woman’s suit.
I’d say I have one
But,
I don’t.
Nada any longer.
Instead,
Check-out your neighborly
Thrift shop.
There may be
more than just my
Author’s
white buttoned-down
starched blouse.
Jacket
that’s buttons across the bust.
Skirt
That hits square
in the middle
of
Your knees.
And,
A pair of
Navy blue pumps.

Respectfully submitted by LL Eadie. If you like this little ditty here is a little trivia. In the book entitled ‘Mistaken Identity‘ now being enhanced and renamed as ‘My Mistaken Identity’ and being re-released in April 2020. Miss Eadie wrote all the song lyrics as well. Check the “FOLLOWING” button on her Amazon Author Page to be informed when a new book is published.

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