“Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.”

 

What Do Women Want?

by Kim Addonizio

 

” 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 goddamned

dress they bury me in.”

 

Published by vanessaariana

I am a free spirit with an open mind and an old soul. This online journal is compromised of all the different topics and forms of expressions that resonate with me. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but it's always true to who I am. Hope you enjoy!

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