Michael

Michael

A Poem by Grace Noelken-Anderson
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TW: nonconsensual/sexual assault implications. A free verse poem about somebody I knew.

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The freezing lonely rain

The panicked evening air

Shrieking cars drive past me

I bet they know it all

I told you that night

Only you that night

The first person I told

And would only tell for years

And you thought

And you felt

And you said

I was exaggerating

It wasn’t wrong that

As a child

One bold young woman

Took away my childhood

And you told me I consented



© 2018 Grace Noelken-Anderson



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Added on February 2, 2018
Last Updated on February 2, 2018
Tags: assault, poem, poetry, free verse, freeverse