“What Do Women Want?”
by Kim Addonzio
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.
You can read the rest of the poem here.
At Wild Rose Reader, I have an original list poem entitled Things to Do If You Are a Lawnmower.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is at The Art of Irreverence.