Updated: Nov 11, 2020
Picture By Arushi Rawat
Why is your empathy reserved only for a few?
Something unexplainable is bottling inside.
Why are we outraged?
What is so different this time?
Why can’t we detach ourselves from it?
I am outraged because it happened.
I am outraged because it happened yet again.
I am outraged because it keeps happening.
I am outraged because she screamed as loud as she could……with her death!
Yet, it did not reach our ears.
They said, don’t go outside in the dark.
They said, don’t go outside alone.
They said, cover-up! What you wear is seeking attention!
They said, don’t look them in the eye, and dare you to talk back to them.
We tried staying quiet and kept our eyes down!
They said, behave yourself within your home. Stay in your limits!
We again kept our eyes down.