Black eyes and

January 27, 2008
By Nina Bailey, Austin, TX

Black eyes and

Handprints on forearms
Show off what happens

(Behind closed doors)
And when he should have

Helped
Wanted to

Help
(But couldn’t)
She and

He were both
Utterly helpless to stop

(Her father’s wrath)
Until her Knight came (thundering in)

And scooped her up and
Hugged her

Even though
She didn’t believe him

When he said
Everything would be okay (in the end)


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