Poetry from NHI publications
Frozen by fear and car headlights|
You become dependent on me,
Interfere in my plans. You have rights:
I cannot callously drive over you.
I must move you it seems, bodily.
Half vexed, half amused, I leave my car
Though the lane is lonely
And time is pressing.
Your heart beats under my hand:
Your warmth surprises, reminds me
Of kittens and piglets and days on the land.
Apologising, Iplace you on a wall
Suddenly you find life. Your back arches
Then you vanish into dusk.
For a moment my city self pauses
Envying the wild. All that evening
Your heart beats on, under my hand.
New Hope International New Series #10
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