Some Parisian women are slender
like you picture when you think of them sashaying their stilettos down Parisian streets
but not all of them are.
Many of them are streaked and marbled with
soft and airy fat
which they carry effortlessly abreast their hips
Across their stomachs
in their chests
and straddling their thighs.
It is a fat that looks sweet-tasting,
a fat made of converted croissants and cream sauces.
They don’t carry their fat with shame or embarrassment,
they don’t attempt to tuck and hide it away
but rather let it float around their bodies like Chanel Number 5
because they know it is beautiful.