Indigo Hawkins

Rookie (April 30,1989 / Virginia)

Contact - Poem by Indigo Hawkins

Shrink, kindness. The energy changes.
I'm sweating. I never sweat. Meek lovers
avert eyes, turn heads into shoulders.

Embarrassing, her lack of terror—
my admiration of the concrete ledge.
Civility without compassion? Anger
acts, demands delusion: a strutting threat.

Target my hand. Take it, please. Take the shame,
take it into yourself—who is she to me?
Fury charged with perfidy, reprimand loss.
Windows, a bridge. He has taken over...
diffuse, confused, afraid of rape.

Without escape, he has taken over. What?
Taken what? —Your hand. Unresponsive.

Sitting on the urge to flee. Hurry, approach...


Comments about Contact by Indigo Hawkins

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010



[Report Error]