This poem was written yesterday. I had been reflecting on the poetry night I MC’d last Tuesday night – I was wearing my favourite glittery ankle boots, which I had found at Trash Palace for $2. They are almost new and look amazing under stage lights. They did garner some audience appreciation and I said I should write poem about my tip shop adventures…well here it is:
Dumpster diving diva Did you say you've been to the thrift store? Girl, just today I've been to four! I bought these shoes and at least two dresses: one long, one short. And a tennis racket in case I ever find a court I found a $2 cake stand and music for a jazz band not that I know how to play, but I might learn someday. I shift through the free bin the stuff that people discard is a sin I'll be elbow deep and let out a shriek "Look what I just found!" A cord to set up surround sound. My wedding was self-catered chic, not colour coordinated Waterford crystal glasses in the candlelight Wedgewood trays full of tasty delights. And I will dumpster dive again to save more books from pulping and stop designer chairs ending up in a landfill somewhere. I can't shop at big box retail I'm too busy at the fill-a-bag sale. Not that I'm a hoarder I like tidiness and order and saving beautiful things so that they can live again. I have a collection of carved stone cats and brass..."this and thats", more books than I can read and more art than I probably need. Some people like their cheap fast fashion but vintage designer and cashmere are my passion At a fraction of the cost too - if the health of the planet concerns you. You might be surprised that I am a germaphobe But if I can clean it I'll find it a home. Some people might say I am a hoarder I feel more like a skilled gatherer of thrown away treasures. The hunt brings me pleasure. And I don't just look for me, if I know what you need I'll commit it to memory and in six months time I'll have found a dozen of that discontinued line Choose the colour to match your decor. They were only fifty cents each, I'll donate the rest to the church swap meet. And after I've spent my shopping money we'll have lunch at Denny's and then browse through Reduced to Clear I need coffee pods and the supermarché's too dear. I am a dumpster diving diva!