Droit du seignur

Image caught
reflected glass
hair disarray
make up smeared
clown like
abraided knees
glass ground
pain
indescribable.
Knowledge then
no one would care
not a whit
about the rape
of a poor college kid.
Misery
company loved
anguish drowned
agony heroined
lank hair
gray skin
memories
beaten
subdued
beneath
layers of addiction.
How many?
Out there
unaccounted
stories of violation
misogyny reigns
lead by bloated old white men
who still have
©June 6/20
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Invisible Movement

Were I to sit roadside
hands held out
sign asking for alms
would you see me?
Were I to stand at the bus stop
teeth chattering
sodden by rain
needing a fix
would you really see me?
Were I to sit next to you
meeting upon meeting
late night after late night
pressed into duty
pressed against the desk
would you ever see me again?
I am but one of the invisible
fallen amongst the cracks
head down
eye frown
look not upon the great
who can do no wrong
who can rape
who can plunder
who can murder without fear
alas
the day will come…..
judge not lest you be judge
bastardization for bastards
cower
betray
fall…..
pain reaped for pain
desolation for desolation
rejection
anguish
fear
all yours times tenfold.

©March 13/20
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