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    [post_content] => The hands
            that night
one-on-one
            that night
pain and suffering
            that night.
I can tell you
firsthand
the devastating impact.

Life has been deeply altered forever.
Every waking minute is consumed
with worry
            anxiety
                        fear
and depression.

He walks.
I hide.
He consumes.

Broken
            shattered
in so many ways.

20 minutes of
forever,
incarceration
            violent.
So many dangers.

Break the cycle.
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The words and phrases in this poem were taken from the first and last paragraphs of Dan A. Turner’s letter to Judge Aaron Persky, appealing for lenience in the case of his son, Brock Turner (read here).
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Her work has been published by The Cardiff Review, Blue Marble Review and Nightingale & Sparrow among others. She was commended in the Winchester Poetry Prize.
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Her work has been published by The Cardiff Review, Blue Marble Review and Nightingale & Sparrow among others. She was commended in the Winchester Poetry Prize.
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That Night

Ellora Sutton

The hands
            that night
one-on-one
            that night
pain and suffering
            that night.
I can tell you
firsthand
the devastating impact.

Life has been deeply altered forever.
Every waking minute is consumed
with worry
            anxiety
                        fear
and depression.

He walks.
I hide.
He consumes.

Broken
            shattered
in so many ways.

20 minutes of
forever,
incarceration
            violent.
So many dangers.

Break the cycle.