The sun is shining, but I can’t see it.
The dirt’s been scrubbed, but I still feel it.
The room is silent, but I still hear him.
I remember the rocks shredding my skin, but he’s okay.
I remember the blood staining my legs, but he’s okay.
I remember my screams bouncing off him, but he’s okay.
And the world still turns for him.
© Jade M. Wong
Originally written in 2016 in response to Brock Turner’s release from jail.
For those who aren’t aware of Brock Turner and the controversy surrounding him: Brock Turner is a former swimmer at Stanford University who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim. After serving three months in jail, Brock Turner was released.
Reposted as a response to the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
For those who aren’t aware: Brett Kavanaugh is a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and a nominee to sit on the United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the country. During his confirmation hearings, he was accused of sexual assault. Currently, there is an FBI investigation into the allegations.
I’ll leave you with a quote that someone on twitter said: “Brock Turners grow up to be Brett Kavanaughs who make the rules for Brock Turners.”