July 15, 2009

I Am Just Not One of Those Women

The blocks in the city are long and straight and
I have walked them numerous times.
There always seems to be the flawless woman
Perched on every street of my travels. A woman
Who turns heads of both sexes with each step
Of her impeccably pedicured feet hugged by designer shoes.

She is the one with hair that shines bright;
Tenderly sun kissed monthly, in a salon down the street.
Lustrous and perfectly groomed are her tresses
And the clothing she wears. Her outfit in ivory
Is custom tailored and unblemished; not a slight mar
On even one thread of her 5’9”, 135 pound frame.

This woman walks in three inch heels as if she floats.
Her steps provide just enough bounce to gently toss her hair
And her bag never slips to knock into her coffee cup;
Held by a hand showcasing something huge from Tiffany.
Her conversations include plans with fabulous people.
She is on her way to an important meeting or a gala.

This woman is an apparition, a figment of my
Formerly envious imagination when I used to lament over
Never having been a girly girl, owning more sweats than skirts,
Always spilling red sauce on my white cotton tee shirts.
Never the woman who commands the attention of a room
Due to nothing more than my sheer presence as I enter.

Instead my petite self wears flip flops with chipped polish,
Clothes with huge paint splatters smeared across my ass and I
Drink a beer right out of the can while I watch sports.
I have never been one of those flawless head turners,
And that is just fine, perfection is too much pressure.
I’ll take the me I am, the cute but clumsy girl next door.

9 comments:

Elizabeth Bradley said...

And I bet you have way more fun than she does!

Almost Precious said...

99.9 percent of us are just normal, plain Jane, average, everyday gals. Do we long to be perfect...yeah, at times...but it's too much work and cost way too much money...and I bet it can be a big boring drag too! , )

Suldog said...

Any woman who drinks beer from a can while watching sports is OK by me! If I wasn't married already...

draagonfly said...

AMEN. I'm not one of those women either. Cripes, I can't even seem to get a blog post finished lately!

Matt S said...

AMEN Suldog! Fortunately, I am already married.....to the girl who spills things on white cotton! Those "perfect" gals are so boring.......snooze.

Rosebud Collection said...

Let me say this..You are for real, the other is a phony. Yep, that is my take on it. You live life and enjoy it..Who wants to pretend?
Fine things do not make "class"..you are born to it.
After saying that..nothing like a cold beer..

ginger said...

you kick ass xoxo

kate said...

That description reminds me of one of those reality shows - there was a woman who EVERYDAY went to the salon to have her hair blown out straight after her workout. Talk about high maintenance....

Joan said...

Yes, it is too much effort to try to be perfect. And....no one, can be perfect. I want to delight in life as much as I can.