I Will Kill My Rapist

I will kill my rapist
when he comes for me.
When he lunges from the shadows
he will die.
ONE!
TWO!
he will slump, in agony
a puzzled look of failure
on his face.

Yes, I will kill my rapist.
I will not go down
and suffer in my silence
like so many did before me.
I will not buckle to that man
or the men who tell me, later
that one day I will learn
to release the pain.

I will kill my rapist
and it will cleanse me.
No jury will convict me
and in fact
every sister will be thankful
I spared them his next rape.
I will kill my rapist
and be proud.

Psycho

I don’t mean to be your buzzkill
but can’t you see your latest boyfriend
the one with the $3000 dollar suit

is fucking crazy?

All coked up he’s at the bar, there
telling us how he’ll kill his rival
laughing with his psycho eyes

throwing glances at you

So much rage and so much hubris
so much urge to bury his daddy
teeth bard, throwing back jack

like he just don’t care

don’t laugh if he can’t stay hard
say whatever validates him
tell him all his jokes are funny, too

because he’s a fucking psycho.