You are seen in families from all social, ethnic, racial, educational and religious backgrounds;
You are there in towns, suburbs, rural area, and cities;
Your frequency and severity are equal across the board
Once you get an inch you take a mile.
You rub everyone the wrong way;
You know how to arouse attention;
You are not welcome, nor invited by any;
You have hidden agendas.
I am no longer vulnerable to you
You have no limits, nor show favoritism;
You turned those close to me against me;
You are no different than this coronavirus.
I used you and encountered you in the streets.
You don’t have an excuse for what you did,
You and only you are the blame,
You don’t even have self-control — what made you think
you could control others?
No wonder you are without, I know you inside and out.
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.