read my mind

What to wear on your first flight?
Maybe something sheer and light--

From her rooftop patio,
At first she thought, take it slow

He could see her underpants;
She agreed to take a chance--

Leaping off, not looking down,
In that flyaway gauzy gown

He instructed, hold my hand
I'll catch you before you land.

Trusting him, she closed her eyes--
She knew she deserved his prize.

Superman, said the sassy girl,
My eyes reflect your whole world.

She said, if you need a friend
I'm the place your journey ends--

I am here, I'll be your friend--
           When you need love, here I am.

Ella asked the Real Toads to write a poem inspired by this quote from Coco Chanel: "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." Fashion is in the sky? Well, obviously!


  1. I love that Coco Chanel quote, she always had the "best words".

    and this poem should appear over the trailer of that movie, because at the heart of it it's a love story, a romantic outing. Lois and her Clark, there is no better way to fly. Is there?

    "when you need love, here I am." *sigh*

  2. the actual line from the song is more poetic still:

    If you need a friend,
    I'm the one to fly to.
    If you need to be loved
    here I am. Read my mind.

  3. Very important what one wears on that kind of flight - perhaps something in vinyl, to prevent spatters if one crashes. Loved your light hearted poem, Marian.

  4. How lovely, Marian. You capture an iconic moment, and gave it new life with your special flare for creating a scenario your reader can buy into.

  5. I love this Marian and your humor! :D
    I love Superman n' Lois
    This was so fun to read~

  6. Fun! Have we ever had a superhero who read minds? But o the fashion of this movie, truly filled the sky with hints of . . .

  7. Great take on a great scene and so fun to read. I remember the look in her eyes in the movie and think this could have been the dialogue!

  8. Love this...I wish I could fly with Superman.

  9. Enchanting ~~ the image and your poem.

  10. lovely--I'm seeing the image of girl stepping into the flight of new relationship--taking a risk--and she does it with style.

  11. i read this to my kids and they were all like, eh. they prefer some of my OTHER poems. sheesh!

  12. This is such a fun take on the prompt! I love it.

  13. Clever take on fashion indeed!

  14. It is important to look stylish when everyone will be looking at you! Better pay attention to the undergarments as well if you're up in the air!

  15. Love this. I can remember being a small child on a rooftop.

  16. Well, I would mind Christopher Reeves being my arm candy! :)

  17. why would she need shoes for this occasion? ;)


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