What do women want?  

Queen_Of_Wands 47F
228 posts
7/1/2006 12:52 pm

Last Read:
7/10/2006 11:36 am

What do women want?

I've been reading for the past couple of hours as an escape from the topics of how spherical black and white objects can cause real heartache and how those paid such frightening amounts to kick them with such a frightening lack of skill should be eaten alive by rabid raccoons.

Gah, I say, and again, gah. I really don't care. Normally I adore my other half as normally he doesn't like football either but tonight he's as bad as the rest so I've left him to it.

Instead, I read this poem by Kim Addonizio and I think it has a place here - it's great.

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 goddamned
dress they bury me in.

What do women want? Not football. And if anyone mentions Peter Goulding to me I will kick them harder than Ronaldo ever could.

rm_iwannatellu 46F
933 posts
7/2/2006 8:28 am

Hell - I want that dress too!

Great post, except that I enjoy the football, sorry.


Queen_Of_Wands 47F

7/8/2006 4:26 am

Great dress, yeah? Every woman should have one and flaunt it.

Become a member to create a blog