by alva24 Apr 2016
It's hard to hear it;
The age in conversation,
The arthritic tones of adult words
splintered topics of paint chipped innocence
And when you start to see the statistics
In the people you know and love
The strains of age become heavier
The hideous grey toothed realities of knowing
the 1 in 4 girl, who thought about his career
Over her own safety.
The 1 in 4 girl who was persuaded to accept a "sorry" like a conviction.
I wonder out of how many men would there be one
who can rape a girl
And not get prosecuted.
I wonder how many times women cover up
The shit men do, to protect them.