Short Read: Rape Joke, A Poem By Patricia Lockwood

“The rape joke is that you were 19 years old.

“The rape joke is that he was your boyfriend.

“The rape joke it wore a goatee. A goatee.

“Imagine the rape joke looking in the mirror, perfectly reflecting back itself, and grooming itself to look more like a rape joke. ‘Ahhhh,’ it thinks. ‘Yes. A goatee.‘”

Source: The Awl
Published: Jul 25, 2013
Length: 5 minutes (1,312 words)
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