Consent is a Yes not an absence of No.
I say Please Don’t but you take me nevertheless.
Look at me look at me, passive and still.
I’m a tiny tiny bird, wings clipped, all feathers and fear.
Indifferent you are and once taken, you zip yourself up,
then leave without word and are gone.
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Author: Joshua Veitch-Michaelis