Kim Addonizio Poems
|1.||Poem For The New Year||5/16/2011|
|2.||Lucifer At The Starlite||5/16/2011|
|7.||The First Line Is The Deepest||5/16/2011|
|8.||New Year's Day||12/10/2015|
|12.||You Don'T Know What Love Is||3/1/2005|
|13.||What Do Women Want?||1/20/2003|
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