andie macdowell

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beautiful women hang out
with other beautiful women,
that much we who’ve hung out
in bars know all too well.

But the most beautiful women
hang out with one larger
woman and one less attractive
woman—their best friends.
The most beautiful women
look like Andie MacDowell
and do not drink very much
but instead stare meaningfully
in a direction of their own
and laugh genuinely at their
plain friends’ comedy efforts.

Those of us who’ve tried
to hang out with or at least
engage in conversation
the most beautiful women
have discovered that they
serve as reverse-medusas
in the nightclub scene—
self-possessed, they
feign interest in us, then
change us into humans.


[this and other poems available here.]


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