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Chambered

in MeToo/Politics by

and so this then, is the scene of the crime,
and this is where they laid you down
and this is where they tried
to take off your dress

and this is where they forced you
to tell them
again and again
how kind they were
to remove the hand
and let you breathe again

out here
in the suddenly, frighteningly
familiar

 


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John M. Bellinger is from East Syracuse, NY. He has been an editor for a long-serving poetry journal for over 25 years. This would not be his first published work. Circumstances permitting, it will not be his last.