Perplexed, I’m in a mother’s shock. We’re shopping for a posh new frock
Retracted plan to boycott prom, now keen to try big dresses on.
On entry, met by satin swathes, assistant squeaks and jumps and waves.
Met at a gig with mobiles spelling, now two girls giggle, hugging, yelling.
Dresses tried in beige and steel, my girl, a giant in 6 inch heels
Recoils at strapless silicone, while tightening lace and corset bone.
Eleven dresses tried, excited. Select, of course, the first she sighted.
Stroll downstairs to pay deposit. Strip lights buzz while two girls gossip
Sue in denim prints receipt. Decision made, we leave to eat.
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