By Nijla Mumin

pick out a dress
maybe she likes sparkles
purple satin and straps

tease her hair in the bathroom mirror
maybe pin it up
with clips and glitter gel
line her lips with pink gloss
maybe the kind that shines
under lights

never imagine that she might end up
naked from the waist down under bleachers
that male students might trespass against her
for two hours taking turns
with her body
supplying brandy to erase
their faces




*Editor's Note: This work is a piece of creative expression and is not meant to imply guilt by any parties.

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