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Memories

Here I am
Walking in the dark
Footsteps behind me
Louder, louder
A hand comes up
Covers my mouth
My scream muffled
Heart pounding
Into the ally
Deep down in the darkness
A sweaty body pressed against me
I can’t scream
My arms flailing
Whack
My knee finds his soft spot
Jab to his stomach
Toppling over into the glow of lights
Half his face visible
Run, run
He stands up
I don’t move
Finally my savior
Help, I cry
Handcuffs on him
Shining lights
Phone calls being made
Are you okay Miss?
Am I, am I okay
Eye swollen shut
Lip bleeding
Stomach craving medical care
No I am not okay
I don’t answer
I cry
Just keep letting it out
My tears forming oceans
Into the cop car
Down to the station
At the station
Where’s my mom?
Where’s my dad?
Am I alone?
No, no I can’t be
I wake with a shrill cry
I’m in a white empty room
What happened?
I’m not sure
Here I am
Lying in the dark
I know where I am
In this white room
I’m strapped down
That was just dreams of my memory
Now I am in this stupid hospital
Am I really a danger?
To me or others
I don’t know





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