“No Prison For Colorado Student Who Raped Helpless Freshman”
His name is Wilkerson; her name’s withheld
because it’s such a shameful thing, getting drunk.
And she won’t remember a thing,
so why should he?
So it rains again.
I can’t stop it now.
It was sunny and dry for a good while,
but these headlines drag back the clouds,
with no decency
even to bring along a silver lining.
Don’t you see?
Can’t you see it?
You’re every bit as blind
as you judge
everyone else to be?
Admit it: You’re a fucking hypocrite.
Because you weren’t in her Cinderella shoes
when the sweet Prince put her to sleep
and kissed her oh-so deeply.
You don’t remember, so why should he?
As for me, I’m left wondering:
How is this possible?
I feel sick.
The world has been taken over by ostriches,
and the vultures glide freely
while the songbirds sit muted
in their cages.
A monsoon is coming
because talk is cheap.
You can’t meme away a storm
any more than you can