Maybe he'll never call you a cunt.
Maybe for you, he'll stop
						after ten beers.

But if he ever scares you into
	Cowering on a pavement,
		Muttering please don't hurt me,
					Please don't hurt me.

Then know that I believe you;
I've seen his zombie eyes too.

About the Author:

Tess is a Vancouver-based British Chinese writer working on her first memoir, Replant. Her creative non-fiction has been published in Untitled: Voices, her poetry in Overachiever and Mixed magazine, and her spoken word performed on BBC Upload.

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