Broken windows and broken homes
Clotted carpet and pulled hair
Knotted eyes, flinching dares
Praying and weeping
Kicking and screaming
Ruptured lips and clenched fists
Nails screeching, paint pleading
Please! Stop! What did I do?
Shut up, b-tch! I thought I told you!
Daddy, no! Hit me! Leave mommy alone!
It was my fault...your dinner was cold