National Poetry Month Day 3: “this is me” by Adam McGovern


this is me

PATH train ride, boy and girl
inked, unmarked
legs braided at one knee
a bud from the same split phone cord
speaking in each other’s ear
and girl and girl
pierced, unharmed
platform combat boots and microskirts
one tenderly stroking the other’s knee
without danger, without shame
the world
may be over
but the war
ended first

Adam McGovern

Original poetry published by The Rumpus. More from this author →