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CELEBRATING CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT BAYLOR SINCE 1966

Periaktoi Writing Post

Volume 53
Issue 1

Single Visual Art Post

  • Poetry
Mistresses
Ally Craig

Life—
in and out of corsets and garters,
sparkly and smiley,
Big Time,
all hoochie-coochie in a club.

The mistress of all mistresses— older and wiser,
but no wrinkles or gray.

Art of the tease of women.
It’s drag for women, Femininity is performed,
not assumed. No such clue what real life looks like—
not at all.

Source: New York Times. “Small-Town Girl Trades Her Naïveté for Lingerie” by Manohla
Dargis.