After the incident, it will not seem like a crime has occurred. There will only be silence; no noise, no police cars. You will inspect the crime scene for signs of a break in; for shattered glass, a broken door. But you will find nothing. You will wonder what to do, who you should call; whether you should call someone at all. But you won’t call anyone, tell anyone. Instead, you will try to remove any trace of the crime: shower your body, scrub your skin raw, wipe away tears you never got to cry. Then hang yourself out to dry. --- Chloë Clarke is a spoken word and performance artist who found herself in the poetry world after becoming Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate in 2014-2016. Chloë has been commended in the Foyles Young Poet of the Year award and has been published by Forward Poetry in ‘Simply Love – A Collection of Poetry. She has performed at the MAC Birmingham and headlined Worcestershire Litfest, while also running her own Open Mic night.