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What Do Women Want?

I want a red dress.
I want it flimsy and cheap,
I want it too tight, I want to wear it
until someone tears it off me.
I want it sleeveless and backless,
this dress, so no one has to guess
what's underneath. I want to walk down
the street past Thrifty's and the hardware store
with all those keys glittering in the window,
past Mr. and Mrs. Wong selling day-old
donuts in their café, past the Guerra brothers
slinging pigs from the truck and onto the dolly,
hoisting the slick snouts over their shoulders.
I want to walk like I'm the only
woman on earth and I can have my pick.
I want that red dress bad.
I want it to confirm
your worst fears about me,
to show you how little I care about you
or anything except what
I want. When I find it, I'll pull that garment
from its hanger like I'm choosing a body
to carry me into this world, through
the birth-cries and the love-cries too,
and I'll wear it like bones, like skin,
it'll be the damned
dress they bury me in.
Kim Addonizio

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sabrarosa
Nov. 11th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
Beautiful. WHere did you find this?
playgirl
Nov. 11th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
Sorry, the URL's were incorrect!

She is incredible, isn't she!

I have two pages with her poems and links wonderful links.
Here they are:

You Don't Know What Love Is
Kim Addonizio Poet Writer


What Do Women Want?
Kim Addonizio

magusknight999
Nov. 11th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
Indeed, M'Lady......
That's very passionate.
Very nice....
playgirl
Nov. 11th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Indeed, M'Lady......
I know you will enjoy just as much as I did these others, along with links!
You Don't Know What Love Is

Kim Addonizio Poet Writer



What Do Women Want?

Kim Addonizio

dazednotconfusd
Nov. 11th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
That is really moving, poignant and raw emotion.

Me, I'd just like to pull that dress over your head.

Hey, sorry - I just can't be serious for that long!
playgirl
Nov. 12th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
BUT, BUT, BUT, that old red dress from the 2nd
hand thrift shop is already pulled over my head!
Soooo, what'cha gonna do now, huh?
Smoooches!
tigron_x
Nov. 11th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
I want to tease you in that red dress until you're hair is left in a mess. :P
playgirl
Nov. 12th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
You FLIRT!
MUUUAAA!
davev1968
Nov. 11th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
That was great. I can really relate to parts of it, from a different perspective too.
shadowy_poet
Nov. 11th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
Very nice! I will have to look up more of her poetry.
playgirl
Nov. 11th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)
I loved her poems so much that I created a couple of pages.
You'll find links to this incredible woman!
You Don't Know What Love Is
Kim Addonizio Poet Writer


What Do Women Want?
Kim Addonizio

encryptedmind
Nov. 11th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
I want you to have a red dress too
playgirl
Nov. 12th, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)
Thank you Sweety Pie,
I will someday!
encryptedmind
Nov. 12th, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
as long as yu send photos :P
therivernews
Nov. 11th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
okay...who's the guy or girl who's gonna be so totally fucked up when they see you that their tongue is gonna be found out in the street! Of course I'm prejudiced... hehehe... I KNOW what you look like... momma warned me about days like this... hahaha..


I DOOOOO Love you so much...

Love,

Mickey

Current music: "Wasn't It Good" by Cher
playgirl
Nov. 11th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
I know she did! haaaa
Love you too, Sweetie Pie!
playgirl
Nov. 13th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
I don't want you to go.
Please don't go!!
cris_nicewelts
Nov. 13th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
uhh - yes ma'am I see some parts of me in that peom
playgirl
Nov. 13th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
Yes, I believe every woman sees some part of it in herself.

I love her poetry!
pixy_pistol
Nov. 16th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
Wow. I want to write like that. Wow. **blink**
playgirl
Nov. 17th, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)
I know.

She writes as if she new what each and every one of us women sometimes feels.

I can't get enough of her. She's awesome!
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