Leone

She fears her email has been breached:
Ending all contact with silence.
So how can she now be reached?

Concerned for a student I teach:
“Not safe” – a negative valence.
She fears her email has been breached.

Her life seems to have been seized
By threat of domestic violence.
So how can she now be reached?

She married a sex addicted leech
Who has controlled her ever since.
She fears her email has been breached.

So in debt her life’s been leased
By prostitutes of common parlance.
So how can she now be reached?

“Go and get help”, I would beseech
But I can’t bridge the distance.
She fears her email has been breached,
So how can she now be reached?

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2 thoughts on “Leone

  1. Tough topic. Appreciate a poem about domestic violence for poems seldom seen.
    The concern/suspense made acute/evident with repeat of line – reaching her –
    which resonates on many levels beyond just physically reaching her. Thanks for
    sharing the poem.

    • Thanks so much for your comment.

      It can be incredibly hard knowing when and when not to act. Compassion is so important, but blind compassion can sometimes do more harm than good, even though the heart is true. Sometimes we can only encourage the person affected to act…

      Warm regards,
      Rowan

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