“Male Victims of Sexual Abuse Face Unique Challenges” (Karen Pressley)

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Seeing him again—
the sting of urine
down the child’s legs

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Headlines:

“Male Victims of Sexual Abuse Face Unique Challenges” (Live Science)

“Mike Devlin Charged with Forcible Sodomy in Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby Kidnapping Cases” (Associated Content)

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Poem by Karen Pressley (see poet biographies).

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. Dick Whyte

    A beautifully compassionate and deeply felt poem dealing with very difficult material. Thankyou for this submission Karen – I hope we see more!

  2. Laurence Stacey

    I agree! This is a very powerful poem. Lovely work, Karen.

  3. Sandy Simpson

    Karen: The images the poem stirs up are haunting and so vivid. Great poem!

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