It happened when I was twelve. I waited till
the darkness was steep, then stole out of the
house, closing the door slowly.
The trip to the hut filled my ears with dread,
and I could hear my heartbeat in the blink
of my eyes. I got there and met him waiting, his
lips hungry. I let him grab me like I was an
I watched as he removed my clothes, as he
took my treasure.
And all I did was…nothing.