they said they lost them
Tossed in the trash?
I see them clearly
The shape of ordinary Syro-Phoenician
Cursed on lined paper
How do you lose
The story of the rape of children
In parking lots
Public spaces as well as cannibalizing
The geography of “playing house” and “family?”
You should know that the state of f#cking Texas
Can “lose” the words we wrote
All they want
But the story belongs forever
To the indelible
It needs to be said–crimes against children are regrettably common worldwide. Most go unreported.
The story causing justifiable outrage in Morocco right now is worth examining.
A sixty year old European pedophile is convicted of raping 11 children and then pardoned by the Moroccan king.
But even worse is the subtext: pedophiles from first world countries travel to poorer countries to prey on children who have few legal or economic protections.
We send our predators abroad. They go abroad knowing that their victims will have no chance.
And if by some chance they get caught after violating the lives of young kids?
Send them home?
Pretend you were not told their crimes?
God does not forget. We will all be held to an account for the crimes against children that did not evoke outrage.
Jesus whipped men for less.
We turn away.