Poetry/Short Stories

 Tiered Skirt


I loved wearing it;

It was my favorite

my market day wear

my Sunday best

Perhaps my daily pick.

My memories; the good and bad

were wrapped up in my tiered skirt.

I called it Chaka Chaka;

my Chaka Chaka

after my favorite African song bird

my Yvonne; Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

I knew that

I could be 

I could dream

I could do just about…

anything and everything

In my tiered skirt; my Chaka Chaka

Susan McMillan

13 thoughts on “ Tiered Skirt

  1. Whatever happened to this tiered skirt and the memories, good and bad, wrapped up in it? 🙂 This brought a smile to my face, especially Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

    1. It’s been many seasons since I last wore my tiered skirt. I was a Yvonne Chaka Chaka girl hands down; her music used to be my moment to just be. I would dance without a care in the world. Glad you could smile 💝

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