Surely you know consent doesn’t have to be mutual?
Uteruses cry for semen, it’s as simple as that
Ready-made uterine glands and blood vessels
Roaring, begging to bring life into this world
Escape the deserts of classrooms and offices
Nurture into the ultimate can-be
Dreading the days of depreciation
Eulogies of what was
Rape is just mutual consent minus one
Semen where it shouldn’t be
Urine can’t wash it away
Relentless rubbing doesn’t get rid of it
Red stains – No.
Rape is consent minus one –
the one that matters most
In these days of #MeToo, the Kavanaugh hearings and all the discussions they have sparked, the subject of consent is on my mind a lot.
The portrait I’ve added is no specific woman. I’ve created her some months ago. The drawing is more about the emotions than about identity.