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Crime

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Someone

Went up to her,

Threw acid in her face

Then ran away

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He is at large

To coin a phrase

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Her contact lenses

Melted into her eyes

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She’s nearly blind

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She breathed the acid in

And cannot eat

Solid food

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There is burned flesh

On her face

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What kind of criminal

Would do this?

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I don’t know

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Was it because she is Muslim?

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Hate crime

Is another phrase to coin,

Though as with things we repeat

And render trite,

There is meaning here

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She cannot be the same

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There is pain

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There will be healing

And there will be healing

That can never happen

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C L Couch

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Nafiak Ikram and her mom were getting out of the car at their home when a man rushed up to her, threw a caustic liquid at her face and ran off.
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“My whole life changed in a matter of five minutes,” the Hofstra University student said in an interview with WCBS-TV. “We don’t realize what we have until it’s gone.”

“. . . what could I have possibly done to somebody?”

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