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A Monster Still Lives in Idaho

November 21, 2015


The previous post inspired me to revisit a poem I wrote on August 9, 2014.
Absolutely nothing has changed.

there is a monster

who lives in Idaho.

his sharp, serrated teeth

are his words of vitriol

he spits out flames

of cruelty and hate

his scaled claws drip with

horrific psychological gore

one hand sprouts gnarled

talons of verbal abuse

the other boasts slashing

blades of emotional torture

he is invisible to the

eyes of the system

he does what he does

with sneering impunity

he is untouchable

and unstoppable

and his malice is always

heaped upon three victims

the prey are his ex-wife

and two young sons

Unfortunately, monsters like this live everywhere. Perhaps you know one yourself. Perhaps you are a victim. If you are, know that you are not alone, and that you have the right to live a life free of abuse. WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) recognizes five kinds of domestic abuse: physical, emotional, financial, sexual, and spiritual. If you’re the victim of one or more of these, please contact WEAVE at: *
*If you live in Idaho, however, you’re screwed, because there—nobody gives a shit.

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