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Rise of the Rape Survivor

December 19, 2017
By BlondePoet GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
BlondePoet GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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A mind tethered to trauma,
a spirit littered with lacerations.
Her stitches spell “RESOLVE ME”
under the magnifying glass.
Her scars spell “CASE CLOSED”
in the crystal ball.
The path to recovery snakes
through the Garden of Eden,
encircles the Tree of the
Knowledge of Good and Evil,
and travels through God’s
booming voice.
The Truth
She proclaims to mankind:
Earth to earth, dust to dust–
wounds turn to flesh as Her
burdens turn to ashes.
A severed tether, a cradle of cinders–
Her psyche transcends

The author's comments:

This piece, which I began writing after pressing charges against my rapist, draws inspiration from personal experiences as well as the stories of Adam and Eve and the Phoenix. The female pronouns are capitalized because the survivor is divine; her voice holds godly power. 

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