"Does he give you his paycheck?"
"Does he beat you?
The lawyer continued his interrogation,
"Then WHY" .... a question that was more of an accusation.
"You should see the women who come here covered in black and blues from their husbands.
You are much better off than them."
But they didn't strip her of her clothes
No, they didn't peel away each of her seven layers of epidermis
And even if they did, they wouldn't have been able to see any deeper
than a bloody mess of
tissue, bone, and marrow
to see that
these black and blues were the kind that
from the inside-out
I'm sorry they couldn't see