Underwear as Outerwear

Why does underwear have to be under?
Perhaps it's the skid marks
that make others shudder?
Is it just that I rarely,
if ever,
wash those?
Too bad 'cause I like to show off
the caped heroes.

I think that my undies
could make a fine hat,
or even a sweater for my pet cat.
But folks act weird
when I wear them outside.
I don't understand it. 
I've nothin' to hide.

I don't get the rules about underpants.
"That isn't a sponge!", 
"Those aren't gloves for your hands!"
Well, my undies are mine
and I'll do what I please.
Hey, don't cringe when I use 'em
to wipe a sneeze.

-B.C. Byron

Remember all the creative ways you used things as a kid? If only we could be as free and unboxed in our thinking as adults. Why DOES underwear have to be under? Why CAN’T I use a frying pan as a sled? What clever solutions to everyday problems are we missing out on simply because we don’t want to get funny looks? If you need a fresh idea, ask a kid.

Published by B.C. Byron

I’m a children’s author, poet, father of 3 girls, and electrical engineer. My first book, A Cat Named Lump, is available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and Google Books. I post new poems and illustrations every week.

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