Indira Donegan

Rookie - 216 Points (Roseburg, Oregon)

Unrequited - Poem by Indira Donegan

The cold wind
that announces the arrival of winter.

A naked body
standing with shoulders aligned to the gust.

It steals the largest possible heat transfer
i have already resigned to give away.

One hundred billion neurons
firing complicated emotional responses
too visceral and deep for words

like the borage of a foreign language
yet you clearly know)

it cannot be helped.

The moment

ushered in
by the flickering of despair-
A candle blown out by the wings of a moth
devoid of self-restraint

and a fluttering expression
more half lie than half truth.

I find myself
Drowning in a hollowed out
version of a once sacred dream.

Terminally caught
in the space between
Falling Down Violently
and the unbearable stillness that follows.

Topic(s) of this poem: art, love

Comments about Unrequited by Indira Donegan

  • (1/16/2016 8:22:00 PM)

    Emotionally intense and intriguing poem, it gripped my heart from beginning to end! Really great poem with deep feeling of quiet despair. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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