Pretending to be the same,
Pulling up sagging
Pants that belie the
Precious resources burned, in a
Paean of consumerism that
Props up an image.
Paralysis of the soul.

      ~Terri Stewart, Dec. 2010

Gang Members in Baggy Pants
From PBS, Crips & Bloods: Made in America

A Pleiades poem. Only one word is allowed in the title, followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title.


  1. Kim Nelson said on December 30, 2010
    Most excellent in construction, content and intent. Bravo!
    1. Terri said on January 2, 2011
      Thank you so much!

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