Monday, 1 October 2018

A Public Spectacle

She claimed he’d tried to rape her.
He called her a liar.
She said he was a clumsy drunk.
He exploded like a mad man.
She said she could never forget.
He said it never happened.
She said he ruined her life.
He said she ruined his.
She made trauma her life’s work.
He recited his credentials.
Every white man who nodded to her,
but will vote for him, has a secret
he prays will never surface.
No winners in this fight.

© Nancy Scott

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