American Dollars that become Terrorist Dollars and Prison Dollars


it was 7 o 9 a.m.
and i barely overcame the fear
of speaking out against the “drug war”
when Washington Journal’s “open calls” ended.

as a great grandmother i wanted to respond
to the caller grandmother
who rightly fears for our children
due to failures of our “drug war”.

it is the nature of our youth to challenge
that which their elders declare “dangerous”
it is in the earliest adult years
when challenge/dare has the strongest pull

dear grandmother caller…
Addiction is a Disease!
please join me in decriminalizing drugs
we Are compassionate Americans(?)

it is 7 22 a.m.