Rape Schedule

Clocks ticking
                            Keys jingling
                                                        Hearts pacing 
                                                                                     Thoughts racing

Unaware of this race To safety I have constantly been playing Looking over the shoulder Paranoid Of who might gain on me The shadows are my friends The loneliness is an enemy Preparing myself, to be Ready Just in case . . . 

Clocks ticking Keys jingling Hearts pacing Thoughts racing

The consistency to haste Attached permanently Paranoid Of the races home To protection Depending on a soldier When the shield is me Within me Within us —Women Prepared, to be Ready Just in case . . .  We need to be Ready For unexpected Actions Of People Who wish to hurt us Emotionally Not on a schedule, or Based on fear— But with confident assumptions Just in case . . .