Predator by Melita White

My latest poem, Predator, published on Whisper and The Roar, a collective of feminist poets.

Whisper and the Roar

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A smile that’s too large
A look in the eye
Too intense, unblinking
The predator spots his prey
You
A shifty glance sideways
Evasive, furtive
A question ignored
Or answered too late
That too-soon bonding
With sickly sweet compliments
So many superlatives
And nothing adds up
None of his story
Avoidance, so much
His responses don’t fit
You know it, you do
Now trust it, trust you
And if you’re not sure
Just wait, you’ll see
Something will happen
A sign, an event
This thing will make sense
Of all of your doubts
And heed it you must
For it’s the sign you were right all along
And this is the lesson
It is the great learning
The one that you weren’t taught when young
Leaving you open and prey to all
But especially open those who profess
To like you the most, to like you the best
And offer…

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2 comments

  1. 2robins · March 4

    You’re an awesome poet.

    Liked by 1 person

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