don’t walk to the store
don’t walk through the yard
don’t walk out the door
don’t talk to an old boyfriend, who calls every hour
on the hour
don’t talk to the shrink they sent you,
don’t talk to your mother what could you tell her
don’t talk to your friends don’t open your door
Police Report #1187369
Subject was found at the southwest corner of 54th and Ellis, two
blocks from her apartment building. Subject had been assaluted by
three men of indeterminate age, caucasian. Subject had been raped
repeatedly and battered. Metal pipe was found at the site, smeared
with traces of the subject’s blood. No fingerprints were found.
Don’t scream, lady. We won’t hurt you.
October 30, 1992