IM LOVE

A POEM BY LADY GABY

I am in love with my washing machine

I am in love with my sink

I am in love with my hairbrush

I am in love with my reflection in your eyes

Call me a lady, a girl, a chick, a Sheila, fish on legs

But respect me nevertheless

 

I am in love with my vacuum cleaner

I am in love with my stove

I am in love with my cooking gloves

I am in love with my name tattooed on your arse

Call me a female, a woman, a chook, grand canyon mouth

But listen to me without many doubts

 

I am in love with my bed

I am in love with my mirror

I am in love with my slippers

I am in love with your moans when I make you come

Call me beef curtains, saggy tits, hairy nipples, dirty muff

But avoid me when you want to talk fluff

(But spare me when you wanna talk tough)

I am in love with shoes

I am in love with expensive booze

I am in love with my nail polish

I am in love with my lipstick on your chin

Call me cunt, nasty, user, heart breaker

But don’t put me down when I am just a home maker

(don’t shut me down when I wanna speak up)

(But don’t abuse me when I am drunk)

I am in love with my handbag

I am in love with hair dryer

I am in love with my silk gown

I am in love with coming home late and watching you frown

Call me useless, an alien at house work, a stranger in the kitchen, a party bunny

But don’t raise your voice when I am not in the mood

So I am in love with myself

And you can call me all those names

But I know who I am

Despite all your games

It didn’t take me long

To build up my ego

Cos I think with my heart

And fight with my brain

But you can call me a lady at every precious moment of your day!

 

Artwork © Lady Gaby

Photogropher: Nabi Nara

Performed at SOMA Gallery, Berlin 2014, HYSTERIA launch #3 ‘Abjection’.

 

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