he pawed and clawed cannot forget her pain
Raising her voice, she relives it again and again
It takes exceptional determination to complain
Because the usual way is to just wash the stain
The system is not just, it is ruthlessly self-serving
Trained to milk tragedies, watch circulation gain
What is just in a process where accused sit pretty
And the victim has to recreate and relive her pain?
Courts of law are many; courts of justice hardly any
Victims of sexual harassment tread a barren terrain
Acquittals happen, victims are shamed and blamed
A case law gets added to ruthless justice’s domain.
(Raju Z. Moray is a lawyer who loves writing poetry. Views expressed are personal.)