do you even know what it’s like
to be forced into silence
over a crime
that no one
can prove?

silence because
his life will be ruined
and silence because
you’re too sensitive.

he’s not the slasher in the bushes
and he’s not even a stereotypical
dudebro chugging cheap beer—

he’s your friend
and your friends’ friend
and he might even be
in an advocacy group
against this very act.

but don’t tell anyone
’cause you’ll ruin the fun
and he’s not responsible

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