Uncaring Touch

Shahla Latifi


The moment he reached for my breasts

I froze up

My inner fear awakened by my anger

My skin felt cold

My head felt heavy

My body, numb with fear, tried to squirm free of his uncaring touch



I remembered the advice of my mother:

“Be obedient to your new husband!”


But brave me

I never kept a jumble of meaningless words in my head 


Shahla Latifi


  • Author: Shahla Latifi (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 1st, 2019 16:30
  • Comment from author about the poem: “This poem is based on my own experience.”
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 133
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  • Neville

    tho not permitted, maybe.. I would give you a big but gentle hug... these are more than fine words, there is a beauty in their stark harshness and transparency...... peace sister & all good things.. Neville

  • Shahla Latifi

    Dear Neville,

    I accepted your friendly hug, and your thoughtfulness is beautiful.

  • Goldfinch60

    May your words comfort you as your sorrow and anger spill onto the page.

    • Shahla Latifi

      The untold tales could free us from the feeling of being unwanted and unloved.
      Thank you.

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