Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy

You can recognize my family by the uncostliness of our clothes.
There are some articles that pop out
With love
With cherished wearing
But among us
You will find many a frayed hem
Many a stretched seam
An ill fitted jacket
Scuffed up shoes with a hole peeking through
A threadbare wrist or elbow
A stained shirtfront
A visible knee
A hat with an uneven brim
A thriftstore bin tank
A dollarstore tee
A waistband losing its elasticity
Layers of not rich
Not expressed in fancy
But not costly either
Except for that one bag
For that one hat
For that one pair of shoes
That one tie
That one dress
That one pair of socks.


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