Jackie

“Women always turn toward a whistle…”

My friend and fellow State College Poetry Group poet Lisa McMonagle has a dynamite poem this week in Ekphrastic Review.  I can’t figure out how to reblog it, so I’ll copy and paste.  Enjoy!

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No longer First Lady
in Chanel and a pill box hat,
she’s Jackie O. in jeans
and a Henley, striding
the Upper East Side,
wind at her back, still
graced with the good
fortune that carried
the debutante from
a prominent, but
declining family, farther
than anyone dreamed
possible. Windswept tresses
frame her famous face in
a three-quarter art-nouveau
shot as she turns toward a whistle.
Women always turn toward
a whistle, whether they
welcome it, or not.
They want to believe
they warrant a whistle,
inspire a whistle, that men
draw breath for them.

 – Lisa McMonagle
First published in Ekphrastic Review
Photo:  Windblown Jackie by Ron Galella (USA), 1971.

 

11 thoughts on “Jackie

  1. I love this. That is a beautiful shot of her.

    I’m up in the middle of the night with a sick baby, so thanks for the welcome distraction.

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      1. Hahaha! Yes. Believe it or not, it would be worth her making that small edit. Otherwise some Jackie fans and New Yorkers are like “Naw!” Amazing but true.

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