online. their plans for her come back
to bite them in the ass invoke the wrath
of the world outside their tiny town.
i just watched the steubenville video
of monsters laughing passing around jokes
documenting crimes proud to be so evil.
they’re very young to be what they are.
usually hate is taught you hate the nigger
who’s stupid the chink who’s too smart those wetbacks
who come to steal all the jobs
you don’t want. but who teaches rape
here in this day in this place
that’s supposed to be so great?
was it their mothers? and what did their sisters say?
did they have trouble looking their fathers in the eye
for failing to be men?
are their families not ashamed
of the beasts who live upstairs
and wear jerseys
that make them think themselves gods? those boys–
they must know they have purchased
life sentences of being loathed
by many. their voices faces smiles
will never be remembered for winning the game–
even those adults who protect and
say to delete the evidence say
she’s making it up, even they know
the truth. even they are disgusted
because now they’re tainted, too
for choosing the wrong side
and cheering the wrong team.