When Dorothy Visits

Dorothy Visits ~ by spouse of an MK Abuse Survivor - March 2009


Dorothy visits when you and I
Are alone
In the stillness of our night.

Your body trembles
As two of us
Become three.

I cannot see her
But I know
When Dorothy visits.

She takes you away from me
And takes you back to Africa
All those years ago.

She touches you.

She torments you.

And she consumes you.

I am alone
Thinking about you
Until you return to me.

Then we embrace each other
And share a sadness
In our hearts.

Childhood memories
Deep inside
Rise again.

And horrors from the past
Become horrors in the present
When Dorothy visits.