By Kai M. Green, BYP100 California
Triggers. Triggers. You pulled the trigger to save your own life. You fired shots up to the heavens and the ground you stood upon wouldn’t hold you. The court, these laws unable to recognize you and the justice you do deserve. But I will fight for you. I will write for you. I am with you.
Triggers. I know what it means. See it was just the other day, the day before Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Just outside my old house. We heard a couple yelling. She had been cheating on him. He held her phone and I imagine he was going over the evidence. I imagine it hurt. He wanted control. She wanted her phone back, but he didn’t want to give it to her. He owed her money. She wanted her stuff. He was angry. He wanted control.
Triggers. We looked outside, but there were no bodies, only voices. We couldn’t tell where they were coming from so we went back inside.
Triggers. I can’t BELIEVE you punched me in my mouth!