by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
It was never wholesome to deface someone’s property because you were jealous of them — or for any reason for that matter. It most certainly is not any better to skip property and jump to defacing their literal face. Takia Anderson and Tamara Jackson put their heads together on a plan to ruin the face of Katrina Watts — a girl they apparently both disliked.
The Grio reports that “Katrina Watts of Prince George’s County, Maryland was getting out of a car with her three-year-old daughter, when she was doused in a mysterious acid-like chemical that burned into her skin and left her with permanent hair and eye damage.” Watts told NBC News, “My face was burning. I couldn’t see. Immediately I could feel my lips swelling up.” One motive for the attack, according to reports, was that Jackson was jealous that Watts was dating her ex-boyfriend. The Grio proceeded to state that, “Jackson allegedly threw a substance she described as “Drano” on Watts and fled the scene. The attack happened on March 29, 2010, but the effects still linger.”
The effects of the attack are so bad that Watts says she “wouldn’t wish this on [her] worst enemy.” According to The Grio, the victim “says she feels that justice has been served thanks to the diligence of the detective on their case. Anderson has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Jackson in exchange for an eight year jail sentence. Jackson was arrested earlier this week.”
Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.