"The Satsuma and Cement" is a anthology of poetry that emphasizes the many forms and faces violence against women and children can take. Some poems transport the reader on a ride of somber graphic realism with an onlooker's perspective, while other poems invite participatory involvement, and encourage the reader to compare and evaluate his/her social encounters. These poems don't "snapshot" a specific event but present stories that occur in real time with implied and overt evocations designed to elicit concern, compassion, and motivation. Experience these poems: the minimally invasive to the overwhelmingly oppressive . . . smell the wet cement or the cold oranges. Your choice.