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At Just the Age

ISSUE:  Winter 2023



At just the age the unconscious
cheerleader was []
by four football players,
I suspect I was []
by Steve. 

While she had to endure
everybody hearing,
her abusers absolved,
being rich,
being boys,

I can’t be sure
   and hardly tell myself.


Still, I persist,
being a boy,
being rich,
telling myself
that I was kept
from much worse,
or spared it,
in a den,
I say,
sewn up
with golden thread
in Zeus’s thigh.



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