What Matters

Premier Jour,
by Nina Ricci,
my favorite perfume.
Lavender body spray over almond lotion.
My hair smells like an orchard.
I am a woman on the outside;
on the inside I am so much more.
My closest female friends are like sisters to me;
weirdos like me,
assertive and articulate.
Most men do not like that.
But to the men that do-
our heroes,
and to the strong women who hold their hearts:
you could not be luckier,
for you have what matters most in this world:
mutual respect,
and true partnership.

© 2013 RB