Kim Addonizio

(July 31, 1954 / Washington, D.C)

Kim Addonizio Poems

1. Poem For The New Year 5/16/2011
2. Lucifer At The Starlite 5/16/2011
3. Eating Together 5/16/2011
4. The Story 5/16/2011
5. Weaponry 5/16/2011
6. Good Girl 5/16/2011
7. The First Line Is The Deepest 5/16/2011
8. New Year's Day 12/10/2015
9. My Heart 5/16/2011
10. Salmon 1/20/2003
11. Mermaid Song 1/20/2003
12. You Don'T Know What Love Is 3/1/2005
13. What Do Women Want? 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Kim Addonizio

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 ...

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