No.32

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What horrors suffered

At the rough hands of rich men

That don’t have a price?

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Benefit your cause

To join in chorus with women

Seeking a payout?

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Public outrage dies

When violations value

Settled in private.

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None swing at gallows

Lessons neither taught nor learned

Wealthy beyond reach.

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So what to teach her,

What words, mother to daughter,

Keep little girls safe?

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If men assault you

Or molest, touch, harass you,

You should name a price?

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Fuck that for a rule:

Who touches wife or daughter

Lamb to my slaughter.

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Pay to remember:

Though she’s young, dumb and pretty

Beware father’s enmity.

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No.32

Erik Kaisson, 2017

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