May 152009
 

Poetic Asides blog by Robert E Brewer on the Writer’s Digest website runs Wednesday poetry prompts. Today, I find myself drawn to this week’s prompt and feeling the need to opine poetically — as well as in venting prose — about yesterday’s policy announcements designed to harm the most vulnerable under the guise of good-for-the-taxpayer or good-for the-environment rhetoric.

“Don’t You See?”

Don’t you see the need
in your citizens as you
raise their rates to heights
unscalable by them, their
families, their care-
givers. Don’t you see the need
in your citizens
as you drop their treatment claim
dollars to lows so
cruel they’d be better off
dead.

Don’t you see?

Technorati Tags: , ,

Share
 Posted by at 11:00 am on May 15, 2009  Tagged with: