war on the poor–
locked in jails for traffic tickets
to feed the coffers of the insatiable
county that fines
and collects debt
by killing the despicable poor.
Crime of poverty cannot be borne,
not even if born into it.
Don’t be poor.
Don’t be spawn of indigents
Don’t do it.
It may be your life
It’s hard to believe there are still debtor’s prisons that people die in. Had I not seen it with my own eyes, I would have thought the story in today’s Guardian a lie.