u3a - A Swimsuit Sonnet

A Swimsuit Sonnet

At u3a's new swimming group

I aimed to make a good impression.

But when I reviewed the saggy droop

of the swimsuit in my possession

I had to go and do some shopping.

I sought a bargain in the sale,

something basic, not show-stopping.

But common sense did not prevail.

The designer costume that I found

(much reduced in price, to my delight)

supported, lifted, and was all round

figure-hugging, though not too tight.

Alas, it soon became apparent

that, once wet, it was transparent.