family court

there’s no greater anguish
than sitting, waiting, all alone
trusting this sick society
to stand up, and deliver you a home

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the long and empty hallways
disinfectant tinges the air
how to convey to the adults there
all you need is a family who cares

you've seen it in the movies
know that it exists
hugs and kisses would be better
than a hellish existence like this

the inevitable footfall happens
stranger with a clipboard by your side
another long silent commute
nowhere to run and hide

then comes the sudden arrival 
to the next palace or the hovel
no welcoming hugs to greet you
fear of barracks and med exams defeat you

and you try to rise
despite all the pain

and try to shine
despite the feelings of shame

and try to live
without pointing the blame

but only at ourselves...
for ... being born.  



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