September Poem 55: Unconscious Rape Culture to the Exclusion of Bill Cosby

Born straight white man of dangerous fable.

Bleeding power from blinding word: Maleness.

The manner that so resembled his own

Father that it must be beaten out of

Him. The beast to capture and eat without

Consent. The gibbering and slobbering

Incantations of good morning. Advance

The right hand to dominate. Insistence

That the wronging hand be right. The power

In hand given. The upper body strength

Of social expectation. The height of

Society pulling me up by the

Ears to succeed, to dominate, to grind

Down and subjugate with mere existence.

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