For too long now, you have
Acted as if knowing does not
Matter to you.
It will not go away.
Life will eventually force
You to acknowledge the ugliness.
Sticking your head in the sand,
Each day you seem
Content to avoid the truth.
Reality is brutal, and others are
Emotionally raped each
Time a name and face appear…and you
Slap the sting of denial on the cheeks of those who love you.