Mushroom-Head in Four-point Restraints: Cannibalism as RAPE by Michael Edward Balkunas, MD, the instigator…
TO MY “PROTECTORS” AT THE MENTAL HOSPITAL
You nurses who, wanting a quiet shift, shackled me into four-point restraints: you ought to have known better: violence only begets more violence…
I came to you, broken —
speaking only splinters of syllables –
on fire to burn down
the house of my body,
for the meaning of my life
but I was not nice,
not nice, not nice, no,
I was not nice and quiet enough
for the balm of art supplies and human kindness.
Your uniforms ex-cruciated me, tying me
me naked to the four corners of a bed
so your eyes could flay me, the silent shame
gouging my brain to a darkness
years later still vacuumed blank.
Nurses, healers, thieves,
racked there, I lay helpless before you,
even as you raped what was left
of my human dignity.
So intent on getting satisfaction,
you violated my soul
with your smirks
and conspiratorial smiles.