Long dress, short dress,
Such a fuss about the length!
So much that one is judged by it,
One is labelled by it.
Wear a short dress
And it’s a “call for attention,”
As interpreted by they who love to gawk
Or they who can’t themselves carry it off.
Wear a long dress
And transcend to “boring lil bird,”
As called by they who
Scale people’s confidence over comfort.
A “bomb” hurts just as much
As a “behenji” or “grandma.”
An unwanted whistle demeans quite equally
Like body shaming.
Long dress, short dress –
It doesn’t really say much
As much is inferred
About the person wearing it.
Unbelievable as it may seem,
More often than not,
One dresses for oneself.
So give the “long, short” a rest.