No one knows what to do
But the adrenaline flows through me
And I jump into action
To protect us from the
That triggered the stupid alarm.
What if the emergency was real?
What about this case
in 36 hours where I might
Be testifying against a man
Who tried to kill a woman
She was a stranger then
A friend now.
He grabbed her by her long hair
Dragging her back into the house
After she tried escaping his clutches for
the second time.
Life is not unworn, unwrinkled, and all smooth.
Life can be the stress in my shoulders, the smell of trash day in summer, and the realization
Why must there be so many awful men in my near vicinity
Quasi Stalker weirdo
Violent abuser facing felonies
Creeps at work
Men on dating apps.
I know there are nice men out there. But I don’t think Trump or other fascists are improving our situation. This isn’t a gender problem. This is a global issue.