Louise Marie DelSanto
Louise Marie DelSanto Poems
The Women Who Steal Married Men
The women who steal married men are all named Diane
or Kathy. They wake up in the night in Baby Dolls,
sexy and steamy beneath acetate sheets,
thinking of hot tubs.
It is always smoky where they work.
Under cashmere sweaters, their nipples
appear erect. They wear tight jeans because
vaginitis doesn't mean anything to them.
On their nails, little hearts.
When they walk, the scent of perfume.
When the wind blows, hair not moving,
hairspray clinging to oversprayed whisps.
Big hair rules sex toys.
It is the night that moves them. ...
A Woman In Baquba
A woman in Baquba lost her
brothers yesterday, shot to death
by gunmen, the paper said.
Her blood-stained dress is what
she grips at, her head thrown back
to scream the grief.
Cement, hot and dusty, below her