Will I wear these proofs long enough
for you to see I had no intent,
my words failed from fear
when he would not go
and I could only mouth them....
Written on my traitor skin
that held me trembling but still
with pain before I tried to push him off again,
(shocked that this was happening
stunned that this was me)
already started, articulate too late,
my struggle signed in dark ink
from my veins.
My only proof as good as written
in air to testify to the "no"
he didn't hear.
Will a photograph fascimile
be the "no" I want to world to see?
Or is it worth a thousand words
from everyone but me?