It Took A Second For Her To Fall In Love. It Took 2 Years For Her to Stand Back Up.

We've all heard the horrifying statistics about domestic violence: According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, one in four women over the age of 18 has experienced domestic violence, and nearly half of all women have experienced severe psychological aggression by an intimate partner. But the statistics don't tell you what it actually feels like. Those stats can't possibly convey the agony, fear, disbelief, and confusion that comes from being abused by someone you love and trust. That's what poetry is good for.