Wanderlust knit a modern beat,
often synchronous, the way we dress.
Eight years would know:
there are always women a long way
from the world, smaller, interpreting
the lens of American skinny jeans.
The feminine, breezing around, messy—
we may be our edge, closer to home,
full with style.
This is an erasure poem. Source material: “Global Style Now” by Christine Whitney. Harper’s Bazaar, September 2014, page 94.
Based in Austin, Texas, E. Kristin Anderson has been published widely in magazines. She’s also the author of eight chapbooks, including A Guide for the Practical Abductee, Fire in the Sky and Pray, Pray, Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night. Kristin is Special Projects Manager for ELJ and a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review. Once upon a time she worked at The New Yorker.
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