Quotation by Sapphire

The farmer takes Jill down the well
and all the king's horses
and all the king's men
can't put that little girl together again
crooked man
crooked man
pumpkin eater
childhood stealer.
Sapphire (b. 1950), U.S. author, poet. Mickey Mouse Was A Scorpio, no. 13, Angry Women, Re/Search (San Francisco, 1991).

Sapphire recalled that it was the writing of this poem that first made her suspect she had been abused as a child.
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