‘McQueen’s Dress’ by Anna-May Laugher

McQueen’s Dress
by Anna-May Laugher

Caught mid-step
her arch
a slow burning arc.
This foot
imposed upon
to hold,
distribute           weight.
This dress,
an imposition on the skin,
woman made vitreous,
made avian.
Her collar of slides
for a microscope,
each painted red
continues
down
her
spine;
creates
a carapace
of broken
views
which hold
as well as light –
her moods.

After Alexander McQueen
Dress Voss Spring/Summer 2001
Red and black ostrich feathers and glass medical slides painted red.

 
 
Anna-May Laugher is widely published.  Recent work is at BlueGate Poets, Ink, Sweat & Tears and Meniscus.