The Poor Least Department

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The Poor Least Department

A mother and her son

Were killed in Jamaica Queens on 183rd Street

When a raging flood

Tore through their “hood”

And into their “Illegal” basement apartment

Drowning them to the quick!

Along with the rodents mice cockroaches and assorted insects

Of their fleeting life sustaining

Solvent oxygen allotment

Thoughts and prayers!

Will be the usual societal comportment

Yet no economic

Social nor political change will be enacted

Or sought after for after this shameful development!

How can the richest society on Earth!

Allow these types of ongoing societal crimes

To go on recklessly with abandon

The only “fix” sought being some individual punishment

Carried out by the Police Department

The Free Market Frankenstein Monster Society

Cares little for shining light

To these unfortunate scrimping kinds

The tragedies are suffered

And paid for on “others” dime

Turn the page

Nothing to find?

Only the heartbreak of the families

Of the sick imperiled and dying of

The Poor Least Department


Published by The Appeal to Safety LLC

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