(for a firm foundation)
Do you now feel buoyant,
ploughing life's waves,
bolstered by a rampart of embrace
starched delicate and strong?
Power on and power off!
As you put it on to face the working day
Did you dream you’d take it off there
To drive the whole staff
Into a swooning rapture –
Then have the Directorship on a plate
Did you become the dress designer,
Fusing the wearers' bodies
For your creations?
Did the disco lightshow
Zoom in on your taut, white luminosity
So that all eyes were on you?
Did you set the building on benign fire?
Did you expand to the greatest auditoria,
Idol of a zillion viewers?