POEM: Skip to the Loo, My Darling

Our prisons are filled with people with poorly treated substance use disorders, issues, and the homeless. Prisons and jails are terrible places to deal with these issues. Incarceration is expensive, ineffective, and for those these conditions. Criminalizing health and social conditions has failed miserably. Yet, we are locked into a punishing mindset and infrastructure with a stunningly persistent nonchalance. Thus, this poem:

Skip to the Loo, My Darling

In loo of care
You can rot in
In loo of treatment
You can rot in
In loo of securing a place to live
You can rot in
Skip to the loo, my darling

 

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