Because sexual trauma remains a taboo that silences survivors while protecting perpetrators, most people do not understand the pain and shame this epidemic causes. How can we come together to bring light to this darkness? How can we end this taboo?
THE WAY OF GRIEF
This is the way of grief
Surrounding and cornering one
Inside a prism of alienation
Changing the color of the sky
Adding weight to a hurting heart,
Constricting breath, weakening resolve.
This is the way of grief.
While others, completely unaware,
Go about life with sameness as a friend
Free to see the world as it actually is
(but is it?) with clear skies and rain
simply being rain and not a metaphor.
Breath unchanged, resolve the same.
Free for now from the way of grief.