Black Dresses

16 Dec

Art by Fabian Perez


I am not fond of Christmas

especially when it begins

so early

tacky and commercial

a festival of bad taste.


And yet it is a season of parties

mistletoe kisses

flirtation and assignation

and lovely women

in sexy black dresses

and seriously seductive heels.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fabian Perez

I wrote and posted this about the same time some years back.  It amused me so I have reposted it now.


Posted by on December 16, 2019 in Poetry, Still Life


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14 responses to “Black Dresses

  1. SCM

    December 16, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Nice post… but I prefer, personally, more coloured dresses 😊


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  2. Allison Marie Conway

    December 16, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Ever a classic. 🥂🖤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Romantic Dominant

      December 16, 2019 at 11:05 pm

      Smiles. Yes. And a favorite of mine.

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      • Allison Marie Conway

        December 17, 2019 at 1:24 am

        Mine, too. ☺️ Do you suppose there is a part of Christmas which isn’t tacky, plastic? I still feel something tender about this season, though it gets trickier each year to say quite what…

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        • Romantic Dominant

          December 17, 2019 at 7:59 am

          It is so tacky and tsteless. But somewhere, deep inside, the child in me wants to feel some magic. I am an atheist, so it is not spiritual. But that magic has been eroded by extreme commercialisation (even in my lifetime) and a strange Western facism which insists Christmas MUST be enjoyed.

          It is good to meet with family and friends though.

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          • Allison Marie Conway

            December 17, 2019 at 10:10 am

            Yes, I do agree. It seems our culture will degrade and ruin any glimmer of magic if given half the chance. It saddens me. I am always enchanted by nature at this time, the turning to darkness. I can’t say if it is spiritual, but I do believe in the magic of the sensual. Thank you for taking the time to write, I hope my question didn’t come across as probing. Cheers to family, friends, and the little black dress. Three beautiful treasures, without question. 🙂

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  3. patti o'malley (@OzoneparkPatti)

    December 16, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    I agree with the first part, I however am the second part. Black(my favourite color) dresses and heels:)

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  4. Just_Libby

    December 17, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Well…if everyone is wearing black, I think I’d wear a different color…or perhaps a dreamy creamy white.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. thereluctantpoet

    December 18, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 1 person


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