Daily Phone Calls With Family

It is Sunday June 26.
Today is June 26.
Fifty-four days before your 19th birthday.
Sixty days until you can move back on campus.
Two years, ten months and seven days since you told your mom
and she hands you the house phone
to speak to your grandfather.
Two years, ten months and seven days since you told your mom that her father molested you every time she wasn’t home
and she says,
“Don’t be rude. Talk to your grandfather. He misses you”.

 


Cover photo credit: Karen Clementi, Child Sexual Abuse Survivor.
For more survivor art, go to: http://www.survivorsartfoundation.org/gallery

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