Your hand clenched her arm
and exposed your desperation.
You held her from behind;
you closed your eyes and bowed your head.
You brought her here
to this small town where girls are raped,
where justice is impotent.
A friend from high school was photographed with her daughter in the Kansas City Star recently. They attended the Justice for Daisy Rally – a rally for victims of sexual abuse in Maryville, Missouri last month. Cortney Cooper was praying over her daughter…that she would never know such pain.