Aggressed

I wish
we lived in a world
where we could all
touch
each other.

In this classroom
there are 4 women
3 men
+ you, the male
instructor
and
1 in 4 women in our country
experience sexual aggression
(it’s said)
so
this isn’t how statistics works
but let’s go ahead and
say
1 woman in this room
has been aggressed against.

Spoiler alert:
it’s me.

I wish
we lived in a world
where we could all
touch
each other

instead

your hands land on my shoulders
the sinking in my stomach
when they squeeze
is because
of
the
inevitability.

Poem by Annie Jadin, speakingvoiceless.wordpress.com.

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