Posted: April 1, 2013 in Fiction, Poetry
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I want to scream

fire in the

kiddie matinee,

just to see

those little

fuckers scatter.



The Happiest Men In L.A.

are in love with those

women who understand

that men want nothing

more than daily sex,

and after that,

a sandwich.




I want Louboutin

heels with those trademark red soles,

I want them sexy, I want them high.

I want them slingback and peep-toed

so I can flash the purple polish

on my tootsies. I

want to wear them out of the store, just

you try and stop me.

I want to wow them on

Washington, saunter past C&O Trattoria

and Nick’s Liquor Mart, those bottles of Stoli

stacked in the window, calling my name, past the

summer-clad tourists in December, shivering,

barefoot, like LA has no winter.


In those shoes I’m hot,

stop-a-truck hot, prettiest

girl in school hot, and this

time, I know it.

Flaunt it. Hell, I own it. In those shoes I can

pick and choose, not settle for some loser.

Not drink away regrets, pound back Stoli at

Chez Jay’s, flash their scarlet bottoms when I kneel.


I’ll wear them like flesh,

like hooves, like sin.

I’ll keep their secrets, won’t spill

where they’ve been.


Better those shoes with their lurid soles

than you with yours.




He flaunts my love bites on his lips,

my kisses hang on his

words. He takes me to parties,

to get me off. It’s foreplay.

Our last assignation found us in

my ex-boyfriend’s kitchen,

my ass flush with the

travertine countertops,

pencil skirt hiked above my thighs.

I like to keep

in touch with old friends.

He likes marking his territory.

  1. Sue says:

    Love every single one of these. Great work, Alexis!!

  2. I love the one about Men in LA!!!
    …oh, and the one about the stillettos…but you already knew that ;)

  3. Verve and energy abound in these poems–a fearless voice!

  4. abichica says:

    this is awesomely written.. :-D

  5. More amazing words from Alexis!

  6. Glen says:

    Fabulous imagery! Seen women like you and wondered what was on their minds.

  7. Phew. Still digesting. Got the pictures. The pictures are everything, aren’t they?

  8. I want a sandwich.
    (Love your pomes. they rock!)

  9. Kevin says:

    LA Men!!

  10. Gritty honesty encased in strong images! Wow – loved them – especially the last two!

  11. Great work. Full of life soul and texture.

  12. Idinraha says:

    such a pleasure…. delightful…and lively …..I enjoyed them

  13. D. James says:

    These are fucking great!

  14. Roz Levine says:

    Whatever you do, DO NOT mess with Alexis because her poems will kill you with the way she digs her heels and her blood-sucking images on the flesh of the page. Hold on for the ride of your life!

  15. Ken Levine says:

    Grind me under those heels! I love your poetry!

  16. Joel Shearer says:

    You know how to get a man’s attention!
    You’re freedom and confidence are

  17. lisa segal says:

    fab-u-lous !!!!!

  18. Glen Billy says:

    Glen Billy sez: These are the words of that woman we seek our whole lives long. We instinctively know she’s out there but she just eludes us. We can sense,smell her fragrance even though she’s left. The tones of her spoor spur us on–to try just a lot harder. We look in many eyes seeking her inside them. Her evanescent presence keeps us awake in the small hours.

  19. Mitch says:

    They say it’s all in the mind…. You can read a book cover to cover ~
    ~ If Alexis was just a book think what you may uncover!

  20. Carol says:

    Make my day Alexis! Great springtime Thursday in NY, lots of you know whats on those Mad Ave feet going into classy doors.

  21. Ann Harper Reed says:

    I tell you what – I want those damn Louboutin shoes!!! Alexis Fancher – you kill it.

  22. pfent8 says:

    I want a sandwich now, what does that mean?

  23. amelia says:

    I love to get that hit of your words – always so so epic xo

  24. Julie D says:

    I stand and applaud you, dear friend. Little bits of heaven, these.

  25. Ariana says:

    Alexis uses words as weapons , as seduction, each one necessary and powerful. Yes!!!! More please, I’m hungry.

  26. Kim Schulz says:

    I am in love with Territory. That one pulled an out loud & grinning “mm-hmm” by the final line.

  27. Matthew Hetznecker says:

    Not sexy here. But predatorial and erotic. A nypho with a knife.

  28. Kaye says:

    I want a pair of those shoes! Congratulations, Alexis. Wonderful imagery.

  29. Linny says:

    Louboutin is worthy of Edna Millay. I always am thrilled when you really get into developing a metaphor. I haven’t seen anyone explore the relationship of shoes and women’s sense of self worth in such a poetic manner. excellent. That is right up there with your great work on Etta James.

  30. Marilyn Conrad says:

    Wow, Alexis–Wow! Your poems knock my socks off. I can’t stop thinking about those red-soled shoes.

  31. B. Cline says:

    I love it when the attitude matches the shoes! Alexis, this time you know it and own it!

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