Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

Obsession

Olivia Lin DeLuca

When I see you,
I feel like a young girl,
lost—confused,
wanting desperation
overflowing in my face. 
Boys on either side,
staring,
wondering what’s
underneath my clothes,
between my thighs,
women divided
crushed underneath
glass ceilings,
brittle,
thin as ice
beneath the
waif pond skating. 
Ballerina shoes
to heels,
miniskirts and hairdos,
knee high boots,
thigh high socks,
thongs and padded bras,
what’s a girl to do
when boys
won’t pay attention
unless you’re dressed the
slinkiest. 
Late night fumbling,
wet kisses,
awkward hips
thrusting and bumping,
say you’ll love me
and come back,
even though I know
I won’t see your face again.