it’s not that i have nothing to say,
or even that i don’t know what,
but i guess time’s passage and
a rushed “empowerment”—
(pardon my bitter laugh)—
have silenced and shamed me
more than they brought me peace.
that i deserve better,
but if one thing tells me otherwise,
it’s an scumbag and a system
that supports him.
if they find him “not responsible,”
then who else is there to blame?
to carry this weight,
and guilt and hate,
that drag me down,