Fashion Trend

I grope in the dark
For something to wear.
I grab a shirt, some pants -
Any combo, I don't care.

I zip waiting for the bus,
And tuck during the ride.
I'm fine with my clothes
Until I hear a comment snide.

"Hey what did you do,
Get dressed in the dark?"
All the kids stare at me
Before the bus can park.

I look down at my outfit
And see what they see:
Stripes, plaids, and polka dots -
A fashion emergency!

I hold my head high and say,
"I chose this outfit for a reason.
Matching clothes are boring, 
Mismatched is IN this season."

Stripes, plaids, and polka dots -
The next day it's all you can see.
Mismatched kids everywhere,
All thanks to little ol' me.