with so much focus on the
federal minister who raped
a girl when he was an adolescent,
well, it's hard to not let my mind
return to those horrors.
i have been raped more than once.
the rape that palpitates more deeply
was by my sometimes lover, BJ,
who believed he could rape me into loving him.
bizarre thinking but so it is today.
when power is wielded to abuse,
the wielder always has a defense story.
so it was
so it remains.