Lean and hungry women take on new strength
when disguised as men.
They wrap themselves in tailored suits as in cocoons.
They savor the simplicity of the cut,
the smooth material, the presence of pockets.
Above all, they don’t have to accessorize.

What’s more, dressed in this manner,
they begin to speak more calmly,
with a precise elegance, no frills.
Words unspool from them,
from the core of their being,
and fitfully, they take flight.