It made sense to me

At the time

But the marks my best friend showed me

After the lashes he gave her

were not ok

I had assumed she was into it

That kind of stuff.

Goes to show

you have to experience

to understand

I assumed so much

but never once did abuse cross my mind

until I saw the pictures

three years later

By then I understood

It was too late for both of us

Dísa Andersen