As in a vision
Only for your eyes to see
They beg, and beckon
With outstretched arms
Like phantoms trapped in hell
A sight too disturbing to behold.
The unwanted, or too wanted for comfort
Daddy stares at his little girl and sees her mother at her age
And he’s filled with desires as old as time
Too strong to ignore
His body calling
In his mind’s eye she is no longer a child but his property
To do with as he pleases.
So the big question, who will protect her,
After all, he is her protector. anitah muwanguzi