Rape

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Rape

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If you can rape her
You can rape my daughter.
I know.

If you can rape her
You can rape my sister.
I know.

If you can rape her
You can rape my mother.
I know.

If she cries in pain
I cry too.
I know.

If she freezes in shame
I do too.
I know.

If she fights back
If she screams
If she bites
If she spits at you
If she swears
and throws profanity
for the first and only time
in her young life…

If she kills you
I do too.
I know.

Because she is me.

And I am her.

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January 3, 2014
Brooklyn, New York