JACQUES PRÉVERT: I Am What I Am

(translated from the French of Jacques Prévert)

I am what I am
I’m made like that
When I want to laugh
I burst out laughing
I love him who loves me
Am I to blame
If it’s not the same man
I love each time
I am what I am
I’m made like that
What more do you want
What do you want of me

I am made to please
That nothing can change
My heels are too high
My figure too curvy
My breasts far too firm
My eye-makeup too heavy
And afterwards
What has that to do with you
I am what I am
I please who I please
What has that to do with you

What happened to me
I loved someone
Yes someone loved me
As children who love one another
Simply know how to love
Love love…
Why question me
I am here for your pleasure
That nothing can change

“Nana” by Edouard Manet

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