It's spent too much time bottled up inside.
It ate at his mind from within.

"He's finally acknowledging that it happened,"
says the psychiatrist,
jotting down his notes
as the parents cautiously hold
his troubled hand.
His trembling hand.
"He's not dealing with it in a healthy way."

Years of hiding it.
It's finally free.

First came the tears,
like a waterfall,
washing away his fairy tale.

Then came the lies,
like gunfire,
tearing through his life.

Last came the anger,
like a double edged sword,
to take the life of the assailant
before taking the life of the victim.