National Poetry Month Day 1: “To Sell Sweetie” by Barbara Jane Reyes


To Sell Sweetie

Sweetie“Sweetie” is a digital decoy designed to trick perverts into thinking they’re having webcam sessions with a real live 10-year-old Filipina. In just two months, researchers were able to identify 1,000 people who offered money to the fake profile in exchange for sex acts. According to the Netherlands-based children’s rights group Terre des Hommes, who developed Sweetie, the decoy was approached by nearly 20,000 people…
–, November 5, 2013

Sinless Sweetie sells self
Sweetie sells cyborg sex

Sweetie strips schoolgirl sexy
Sassy Sweetie submits sugar

Circle swoop score Sweetie
Spread Sweetie, savor Sweetie

Soft Sweetie, siren Sweetie
Spank Sweetie, sully Sweetie

Slit slanty slyph Sweetie
Sweetie’s starving, save Sweetie

Simply sumptuous, Sweetie sins
Sweetie satisfies, Sweetie serves

Barbara Jane Reyes

Editor’s Note: The above image of Sweetie is taken from this story at NPR.

Original poetry published by The Rumpus. More from this author →