Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Red Dress

The red dress
With strappy laces
Going along the bend
Of my delicate neck

The red dress
With block print
Long and slender
Along my limbs

The red dress
Accompanied by
Brass earrings
That go ching ching

The red dress
Curly hair falls on it
Along the neck
Covering my dark skin

The red dress
And time of dusk
Birds flying home
Sun setting behind the buildings

The red dress
Black kohl framing big eyes
Matching red lipstick
French manicured nails

The red dress
Waiting for compliments
That redirect towards
Those under thirty girls

The red dress
Posing in anticipation
Of a text
“You look stunning”

The red dress
Demanding her
Pamper me, pamper me
We go to the salon

The red dress
Enters the dinner table
Blush berry sangria
And a friend’s fears for company

The red dress
Hails a cab
At about midnight
Covers up her chest

The red dress
Looks in the mirror
Falls in love
With herself

The red dress
Is off my skin
Tucked in bed
In the company of dreams 

No comments:

here and now

here and now