child bride…

Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company

stench
of fresh vomit
and
day old whiskey
pressed hard
against her face
flesh
smelling
like rancid meat
covered hers
she
pleading
to whatever gods
there may be
for
death

16 thoughts on “child bride…

  1. Perhaps the ultimate proof of powerlessness is when the victim pleads for her own death. If she could pray for his, there might still be hope… But of course, by the time she’s ‘old’! enough to be married her subservience has been well pounded into her.

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