August 9, 2017 by petrujviljoen
DISCLAIMER: The Good Men reading this, you know who you are, this is not for you and thanks for the support. This also acts as a trigger-warning.
A series of tanka and haiku – no apologies
Of woman abuse worldwide
– South Africa’s shame
Thugs, real thugs, rule the country
Donald Trump, eat your heart out
Tired, worn, crumpled
Bad man, why you pick on me?
– I’m a soft target
Ah! Fight someone your own size
Coward! Beating up on me!
Living fear often
Heart-thumping, crippling, blind fear.
Really! Do you understand?
A local slogan
‘I’m a woman I’m a rock’
– toppled and shattered
on a walk, alone,
the road bends and there’s a man
– piss run down my leg
and five long hours it took
– a panic attack
As much as I can take in one sitting of a 20-minute write.
Happy Woman’s Day South Africa!