Not Guilty

Author | Judy Shepps Battle

Marilyn O and her Catholic
friends chase me home
 
yell Dirty Jew!
throw rocks
 
taught by moms + dads
priests + nuns that
 
I killed Christ
 
that four-year- old me
murdered their God
 
How likely is that?


About the Author | Judy Shepps Battle has been writing essays and poems long before retiring from being a psychotherapist and sociology professor. She is a New Jersey, USA resident, addictions specialist, consultant and freelance writer.

Her poems have been accepted in a variety of publications including Ascent Aspirations; Barnwood Press; Battered Suitcase; Caper Literary Journal; Epiphany Magazine; Joyful; Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine; Raleigh Review; Rusty Truck; Short, Fast and Deadly; the Tishman Review, and Wilderness House Literary Press.