Indifference

Indifference: a dull blade, the petite agony, a paranoia trap, with spring latch

I’m not avoiding you; it’s not always about you, so lighten up.

I’m busy and first things first, then I just need some time to relax.

I’m not looking at you…why would I? I’m not even sure that we’ve met!

Indifference: a slap across the face with a silk glove

It’s a complex dance, with rigid steps moving backwards.
It’s an intricate dance with much movement from side to side.
Twirl your partner than walk away and forget who she is, another day.
You are the fish who doesn’t need to take the hook; swim away.

Indifference: To play it, you have to really feel it; It must live inside.

I’m not playing hard to get; I am hard to get, so that is that.

I think you’re OK, but I’m just not really interested in knowing you better.

I believe you are confusing me with someone who has a heart.

Indifference: Run away!…can bring tears, confusion and self doubts.

It’s a complex dance, with rigid steps moving backwards.
It’s an intricate dance with much movement from side to side.
Twirl your partner than walk away and forget who she is, another day.
You are the fish who doesn’t need to take the hook; swim away.

Karima Hoisan
April 12, 2021
Costa Rica

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19 Responses to Indifference

  1. Beautiful poem Karima. A complex dance indeed.
    xoxo

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  2. Oh yes, I have learned to trust she knows better than I:):)

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  3. As always, amazing poem. “Slap in the face with a silk glove” is beautiful poetry

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  4. Thank you Hdavey…as I said to Gabriela, I was a bit surprised the format it took, but I do trust my muse…so I wrote it out:) So glad you liked that line..I saw it very visually:):) I appreciate your support!

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  5. What a powerful ending line! And this all has so much depth and layers to it, Karima. Agree that this image is so strong: “Indifference: a slap across the face by a silk glove”.

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  6. Yes..it is and I too can see that Benjamin.. Many dance steps in the push and pull of life..”_

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  7. Jeff Flesch says:

    Beautiful, Karima. I love how you use the concepts complex and intricate; you pair and play them together so well, dear friend. Lovely. 😊🙏❤🌹

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    • Thank you so much Jeff! It was a pretty strange format and thought flow for me, but like *singing* smiles, sometimes we need to try things outside our comfort zone and the “usual way” we do things. Once again, I was unsure about this one, but glad to see it is being accepted:)

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  8. You’re so kind to say that Jeff 🙏…Hope your week is wonderful! 🌟🌹❤️

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  9. daleinnis says:

    This is lovely. 🙂 I like how it presents both sides at the same time, somehow, without being obvious about it. Are we the giver or receiver of indifference here? And of course we’ve all been both at one time or another…

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  10. Diana says:

    A lovely poem, Karima. Powerful in its own unique way. The last verse was brilliant and profoundly captured. Beautiful, Habibti! Ramadan Kareem! Stay blessed always, dear one💫🤗🥰💖🌟🎇💐🌸🌹

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