The Necessary Garment

‘Friend, how did you get in here

without a wedding garment?’

Matthew 22:12

They say I dress well, even elegant. I say

it is by instinct and morphology. Some have the gift,

others clearly do not.

Yet at this church festival where

some seem suitably clad,

why do I linger among the rest, unsure

that I am wearing the necessary garment?