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Rebecca Hawkes is from a farm near Methven. She now roams the slopes of Wellington, where she paints and writes poems about human beastliness and carnivorous plants. Rebecca’s first chapbook ‘Softcore coldsores’ was published in 2019 in AUP New Poets 5. She is a member of popstar poets’ collective Show Ponies and edits the online journal Sweet Mammalian.
The first Friday Poem for 2021 is by Wellington poet Rebecca Hawkes.
While you were partying I studied the blade
I your ever-loving edgelord God-emperor
of the bot army & bitcoin mine subsisting