false accusations

the day
time
stopped
can you just
remember
the day
time
stopped?

she got the date of the party wrong
when she spoke to the police
(it was 4 weeks ago, more
or less)
so “she cried
wolf”
beauty becomes the monster
we try to save the beast.

when it’s your turn,
mister,
you just try to remember the day
time
stopped.

Poem by Annie Jadin, speakingvoiceless.wordpress.com.

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12 thoughts on “false accusations

    • I’ve been meaning to listen to that for awhile, but haven’t managed to fit it in yet. This poem was actually my much-delayed response to the Rolling Stone article about rape at the University of Virginia that was published last fall. Thanks for reading!

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