Abusive Men – Written Thursday 7th October 2021 (Aged 46)

Abusive Men

i was sad to see that i am just a man
defined by my gender
letter already sent
but can i reach the sender?
i was sad,
because i do not disagree
but a wave and a tide
has swept over the likes of me
and i wonder about all of this
because my life, of all lives
has been littered
by the most abusive men
i have watched
people roll with the emotional punches
and none know, more than me
about the power shifts
and the emotional inadequacy
of men given too much privilege
too much status
and how abuse from men
is tuned into a norm
but my life is about facing that
in myself and in others
and i reassure you, some of us do know

James Garratt – Thursday 7th October 2021

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