Why Won't You? Chocolate Waters Poetry

local_library Why Won’t You?

by Chocolate Waters

Published in Issue No. 24 ~ May, 1999

Gold lame, Black boots thigh-high Ears dripping diamonds –

Why won’t you ‘?&!’!!#’ me?

Elizabeth Arden blue, 4-inch white spikes – tied at the ankles,

Floor-length Tibetan lamb –

Why won’t you ‘?&!’!!#’ me??

Fuchsia, so tight at the waist I coud die, Fishnet stockings,

Jeweled heart at the back of the leg –

Why won’t you ‘?&!’!!#’ me???

Red Halston couture, Slit to the navel, Hair up with a comb,

Earrings like pistils –

Why won’t you ‘?&!’!!#’ me????

I don’t know.

Maybe I’m not

dressed right.

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Hailed as the "Poet Laureate of Hell's Kitchen," Waters is a pioneer in women's publishing and in the art of performance poetry. She has toured throughout the United States, but makes her home in Manhattan.