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Instinct

Instinct

she is
So intense in her fear:
Her nostrils quiver
At the scent of society’s danger;
Caught in the glare
Of each stranger’s casual glance
She turns,
No defense except vigilance,
Gracefully shivering
To the rhythm of footsteps that pass
And when my eyes
Ensnared hers
I could feel her ask me to speak
For my humanness –
Its inborn evil…

(1998)



Poem Instinct - Jonathan Bohrn