On the one week anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls, penned a poem to bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
"you don’t know how it felt to be in the womb but it must have been at least a little warmer than this/you don’t know how intimately they’re recording your every move on closed-circuit cameras until you see your face reflected back at you through through the pulp/you don’t know how to stop picking at your fingers/you don’t know how little you’ve been paying attention until you look down at your legs again/you don’t know how many times you can say you’re coming until they just stop believing you/you don’t know how orgasmic the act of taking in a lungful of oxygen is until they hold your head under the water."
The poem has of course sparked a lot of criticism, with Gawker calling it the worst poem of all time.
Palmer has responded to the backlash saying, "now that everybody's panties are in a twist, i'd like to say: the poem is actually about more than you think it is. read it again."
At the end of the poem, Palmer links to The One Fund, a website set up to benefit the victims of the bombings.