Hot Breath In A Cold Room

laying on her side
focusing outside herself
outside the window
at the moon

him on her bed
crushing down
on her youth
babbling incoherently

close to her face
intimate, like she’s his wife
exhaling utterances
laced with beer

scaring this ten year old
into a world
for which she was not equipped
fear gripping every inch of her

‘leave already’ she wishes to herself
not knowing what to do
when he, whom she trusts,
severs the line of decency

*Note – While this was a true event, the child was not raped, thank goodness. However, it left some emotional scars, and trust was broken as certain boundaries were crossed.

18 thoughts on “Hot Breath In A Cold Room

    1. It is, and it creates a world of dysfunction going forward. If there was one thing I’d want to cure the world of, it’s letting youth, the vulnerable and the innocent escape all harm. Life will throw enough hurt and pain on them without having to endure abuse too.

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