Ashley Hawkes

Rookie (12.11.83 / Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand)

Someone - Poem by Ashley Hawkes

When I was young
My feelings were so big
So raw
But I lacked the capacity to express myself

Now I've found words
But my homogenised emotions
Are informed by someone else

I am a donkey with a carrot strapped to my head
And that Someone is making me cry

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 9, 2006

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