Ivanka fear


There's a poster out there with my photo on it
on every tree and lamp post.
Unwanted, with my name under it,
on every bulletin board and billboard.

My description clearly posted on all social media,
unwanted, dead or alive.
For unforgivable deeds too many to list,
unwanted, no reward offered.
No contact info, no pleas for my return.
Missing to no one, belonging no where,
only on a poster reminding me,
only on a poster warning you.
Missing, please do not try to find,
approach under no circumstances,
cross the street, just walk on by.
Considered poisonous and dangerous,
missing, of her own accord,
to prevent further destruction.
There's a poster out there everywhere,
I should know, I put them there.

24 February, 2021

Ivanka Fear is a former teacher now pursuing her passion for writing. Her poems and short stories appear in Spadina Literary Review, Montreal Writes, Adelaide Literary, October Hill, Scarlet Leaf Review, The Sirens Call, The Literary Hatchet, Wellington Street Review, Aphelion, Muddy River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. You can read more about her at https://ivankafear.wixsite.com/mysite