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A parasite paranormally performing
Despite being alerted beforehand.
Our government decided not to give their society any kind of warning.
This isn’t about political views
What office that I choose to lose
This is about the loss of lives by the hands of selfish ignorance
How social security is more important than my community’s social security
How I was exposed to a pandemic and not forewarned of what it could do to me.
Who cares who’s to blame?
Who cares about your political fame?
Our family members are dying in America and thrown into mass graves
What sacrifices have you made?
Our health care workers are sacrificing their lives
And can’t even get you to make an order to get personal projective equipment made.
That’s a shame.
Once again, the value of a dollar is your aim.
Stimulus packets paying out millions/billions to millionaire companies to play basketball games.
When there are families dying from starvation
Who couldn’t file taxes, can’t work and receiving no government aid.
Eventually you will be exposed for the money you’ve made,
Off of the nameless, stepping headstones this pandemic has paved.
I crave for a day that I can say hooray,
A day where my grandchildren can breathe freely outdoors
Unconcerned with other children and play
Because today,
There is no way that I can honestly say,
That I will let anyone I love play
Unconcerned if their lives are at stake.

Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.

Darrell Wright is a writer incarcerated in California.