G. K. Chesterton
Dear Straights,

who deny voyeurs by doing
up the top button of your blouses
to suppress every inch of bosom;

who abandon skyscraping stiletto heels
in favour of supporting court shoes
so as not to stand tall in any crowd;

who mimic the stance of taller folk
in a futile attempt to peer down on folk
lessor only in not needing stand on tiptoes;

who count each and every difference,
marking cards in advance and pre-judging
all books only by their covers;

allow me to introduce you to dearest humility!

G. K. Chesterton, English writer, philosopher and critic, was born today in 1874.

Dennis Hopper, American actor, filmmaker and artist, died today in 2010.

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