perpetuating rape culture – a #poem

ignorance wraps around

choking cloak of denial

smug words = projected illusion

what good will your words be

if your loved one is raped?

then your words will fall and land hollow and rattling

like well gnawed bones with the marrow sucked out of them

echoing endlessly down corridors of engulfing guilt, shame and knowing

excruciating pain you never knew existed


some say ignorance is bliss


forgive them, for they do not know what they do



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