you are the radio star, whose dulcet voice enchants over the air. you cast yourself a modern cultured man of the city with your progressive views on women and arts. during a public event, when you noticed me out of all your young adoring fans, I felt like a winner being singled out by the city's brightest light.
your silky voice
is summer's caress, i bloom
as night full of fireflies
our second date is perfect - dinner then coffee invite at your home by the lake. i lean in for a sweet kiss, but what happens next is forever stitched in my memories. you hit me, three times on the face with closed fists. i fall on the ground with knees like water, but you are not done yet. you put your hands on my throat to choke the wind from my lungs. your eyes are wild with desire. violence is your opium rush. doubts came, festering my confidence into silence. i felt like a loser for falling for your ego-sized games.
your eyes, teeth are red
on my neck, your hands blacken -
what animal are you?
This is the day I had looked forward to after 10 years. You in the courtroom being charged by the police for sexual assault. You have been fired from your job. Your dark eyes are filled with worry. An animal in the cage, caught and restrained by law and negative public opinion. You hired a good defense lawyer to save you. I read that she is the celebrity's shark, out to destroy all the witnesses, (including me). No matter what the legal outcome will be next year, the real winners are the victims who are speaking out against the rape-culture mentality of our time.
above bony trees
hawk glides sleek as ivory sky-
I find my voice
Jian Ghomeshi leaves College Park court with his lawyers on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 after being released on $100,000 bail. This image - the accused flanked by his lawyers, surrounded by police, who are in turn surrounded by media - was a striking and revealing one, writes Christopher Hume.
Background: This is our local version of USA's Bill Crosby story. However the man in spotlight, Jian Ghomeshi is a celebrated CBC radio star, accused of sexual violence against women (15 stories), without their consent. In Canada there is no time limitation on sexual violence; you can still be charged & sued even after 10 or more years has passed. You can read more here and here~
For D'verse Poets Pub - For Mary's prompt of Winners and Losers ~ I have not been around due to my studies and on-going home renovations. I have one more week to go before my exams, and the renovations should be done by then ~ Thanks for the visit ~