Circa 1976: Matthew, They Took Your Shoes, 3

When those inhumane

beasts took off your shoes, that was

not love's gresture; but

the first part to the brutal

beating that took your life.







Author's Notes/Comments: 

Even almost eight years later, the horror and shock of the savage assault upon Matthew Shepard by those two amoral thugs still resonates loudly.

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