her voice was heard

though people paid more attention to the pictures

i guess everyone forgot

that a picture is worth a thousand words


her voice was heard

though the judge paid more attention to her persecutors

i guess their tears are more valuable than hers

after all they only apologized after their tears were spilt


her voice was heard

though students paid more attention to negative connotations

i guess calling her a slut was more important than calling them rapists

she’ll start thinking that they raped her mind too


 So I’m sorry Rehtaeh

I’m sorry that being friendly was taken as a rite of passage to your body

I’m sorry that there are numerous other cases just like yours

With victims who will not get the peace they deserve

With rapists who will not get to share a fragment of your suffering


her voice was heard

though it was listened to eight days too late