Asking For It

They said it was her attitude
Her dress pressed against her thighs
Her hair that announced a yes
Above her accented no
They assumed she aggrandize the details
And was angry at her accidental one night stands
Just embarrassed about that frat house orgy
That’s all
Anyway this was “just the campus talk”
And was – is “no big deal”
I wonder how often it happens
Black woman, white men
I wonder how many can even stand to hear
She was abandoned by cops who
Almost always arrest dark skin
So she never did take the stand to “prove”
She was assaulted
So all around they just talk
Of her asking for it

(c) 2015 Kristin Richardson Jordan

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