Home -- Blog -- EastWesterly Review -- Take2 -- Martin Fan Bureau -- Fonts a Go-Go -- Games -- Film Project -- Villagers -- Graveyard

Custom Search


Issue 18
Issue 17
Issue 16
Issue 15
Issue 14
Issue 13
Issue 12
Issue 11
Issue 10
Issue 9
Issue 8
Issue 7
Issue 6
Issue 5
Issue 4
Issue 3
Issue 2
Issue 1



help support us -- shop through this Amazon link!

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed
under a Creative Commons
4.0 International License

Postmodern Village
est. 1999
e-mail * terms * privacy
Screwing Up Means Possible Arrest
by Francine DuBois

See, there's the fine line between kidding around and statutory rape
That he's never quite found. She can picture him being
Led around by a ring through his nose by a thirteen-year-old.
He would teach her piano, move her fingers across ivory and
Back up to sharp black. It is only a matter of time, she thinks,
Until some angry parent unleashes a legal fury on him
And he will forever be labeled a molester or rapist,
All because he was too focused on octaves and not laws.

Francine's Version -- Hezekiah's Version -- Inspiration
Previous Poem -- Next Poem -- Table of Contents