See this line here?

Well, that’s your daughter there.

A mark on my neat, tidy little chart.

See this line here?

That’s proof of all of the things school’s taught her.

See this line here?

That’s your daughter there – on the wrong side of it.

See this line?

That’s where she waits to be fed when it’s time.

This line is where she waits with the rest to be told that it’s cold and it’s time to come in.

And that line there – that’s where she’ll queue with all her knowledge from school

to wait for food stamps to exchange at food banks.

This line – dole queue.

That line – packing boxes of tissues.

This line – for drugs misuse

That line – to collect her uniform, prison issue.

 

See this line here?

The hazy, pink, urine soaked line?

That’s my daughter – there.

The only time I want her life reduced to a little line.

 

 

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