This is a bit of a different post for me! I’m not a confident poet, but I came across a poem I wrote a while back and wanted to share it with you.
Let me know in the comments what you think!
The wandering hand in a dark nightclub,
the footsteps that follow on a poorly-lit street.
The wolf-whistle coming from the builder on that ledge,
“Give me a smile, love”, as they dig up the path.
The boss placing his hand on a knee in a meeting,
knowing it will stay there
until the meeting is over.
The one that is valued only for looks and
not for knowledge, experience, ideas.
The girl that feels danger walking alone at night,
but doesn’t feel safe getting a taxi on her own.
Another unwanted email with a photo attachment.
The eyes that stray across the body at work,
trying to ignore the lewd remarks and suggestive looks.
Two bodies on a train,
one edging ever closer,
oblivious to the other’s distress,
or maybe they know and just don’t care.