people like you

David Kapp, Athlone

There are mouths

quite wide open

at this statement

on early eve TV

In our country

we rape

people like you

this said somewhere

to a young woman

in a relationship with another

not another

pointy-eared

sharp-tailed alien

from Planet Other

the same planet

colouring people

with bigotry hatred

and intolerance

or is it brewed

right here on

planet earth

that self-same

where we pollute

and carry on as if

we have another

In our country

we rape

people like you

Reference is made

to our rights enshrined

in the Constitution here

perchance our constitution

is ahead of its citizenry

and its self too

for people

like you

and I