Rape Is Not Always Physical [#Poetry]

How to define rape? Is it always only if there is vaginal penetration? What if a woman feels assaulted by less than that?

How to define rape? Is it always only if there is vaginal penetration? What if a woman feels assaulted by less than that? 

You look at me, up and down,
Your eyes pierce right inside my full length gown,
As if I am naked,
And I know then,
That rape is not always physical.

You smile at me with that contorted mouth,
And your stare so vicious, so boorish and uncouth,
As if I am a piece of meat,
And I know then,
That rape is not always physical.

You talk to me as if I am your tamed,
And you express your desire for me unashamed,
As if I am a bitch and you are my master,
And I know then,
That rape is not always physical.

You abuse me unprovoked,
And leave me there completely choked,
As if I my existence doesn’t matter,
And I know then,
That rape is not always physical.

#RapeIsNotAlwaysPhysical

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