family court

there’s no greater anguish

than sitting, waiting, all alone

trusting this sick society

to stand, deliver you a home

the long and empty hallways 

disinfect tinges the air

how to convey to adults there

all you need is a family who cares

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you’ve seen it in the movies

and know that it exists

hugs and kisses would be better

than a hellish existence like this

the inevitable footfall happens

stranger with clipboard by your side

another long silent commute

nowhere to run and hide

then comes the sudden arrival 

to the place or the hovel

no welcoming hugs to greet you

sight of barracks and physical defeat you

and you try to rise

despite all the pain

and you try to shine

with the feelings of shame

and try to live

without pointing the blame

at yourself, for being born.


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