Two women seeing the awkward hanging sheet
Blocking the door at a party
Knocked and the door was opened ajar
The man at the door said
"You girls don't know what is going on here
Get the fuck out of here."
On a soiled mattress lay a woman
Her jeans half on
Vomit on her chest
"I'm so sorry"
As she was gang raped by 8 members of
The college baseball team
In the silicon valley 2007.
These young women
Had courage, they went in,
And helped the young girl out
Even though the man at the door
"to get the fuck out of here."
The DA Dolores carr
Turned the case over to Jerry Brown
She said that she saw nothing
No trial to prepare,
No jury to assemble
And left with the parting pitch
That bad things happen
When you mix with alcohol.
The women who had helped
The young girl,
Who was only 17
And underage by law
Out of the room
Stopped the silence
And spoke to the news paper.
Batting averages from the DA
Were compared to the police
To the college
To the community.
What is our batting average on rape
Can we have justices in America
That are not worried about their conviction rates
Can we have justice without baseball?
Decidedly they said no.
The sheriff's station who had not really
Done anything more than grill the victim
Over and over
They said to the women,
We would like you to throw the first pitch
At an all male baseball game
For being community hero's,
Which they are,
The local newspaper went into low pitch
Grinding out the low tones
That maybe these girls
Where trying to pitch more than a baseball
But where trying for celebrity status?
This is the real pitch.
This is the baseball game that has taken over America
And turned apple pie into pesticides and DDT related cancers.
It is the same pitch
That allows the college to lift the suspensions of the baseball players,
The pitch that allows
Girls to be gang raped on mattress in college frat houses
The pitch that devalues it citizens
The pitch that rises and falls
Lower and lower till it is hum on the streets
You are not safe here, anymore.