He felt he was in love again—so many years had passed
And every time he saw her face, his heart would beat so fast
It happened out in public—you could see it all along
But surely, it was out of love, and could not, thus, be wrong
He never hid his feelings—he was sure to let them show
And because he signed her paychecks, well, she couldn’t tell him ‘no’
He never went ‘too far’, of course—that anyone could tell
And if she felt uncomfortable, she hid it very well
He always was a charmer—he never was a jerk
He loved the way her hair would gleam, and she? She needed work.
He acted out of love, you see—it couldn’t be his fault
He saw it as a friendship… but she saw it as assault.
It was not up to her to make his boundaries clear; he was in a position of power over her. It does not matter what his motivation was; what matters is his behavior, and his behavior was inappropriate.
This poem was written by The Digital Cuttlefish over at Free Thoughts Blogs, and she has a very important story to go with it. Please click on over and see what she has to say. It just might change your perspective a bit.