"The man who raped her
said he was different too
and has sat between us
in movies and lain between us
in beds and it was he
who made her cry
when I tried to hold her
before she slept
on the floor last night
and fretted from nightmares
she has lived since that moment
that counseling hasn’t helped
that repeats itself each
time I touch her hand
and tell her how much I care"

— zak robbins, december 12th. (via black-poetry)