Drug addiction does not discriminate
on the basis of color, race, creed.
It is afflicting major and minor cities:
San Francisco, Toledo, Miami, Seattle.
Death through overdose and disease.
People dying on the streets
tax an already crowded penitentiary
a health care system that has reached critical mass.
"In 2018, San Francisco's homeless camps drew scrutiny from a UN special rapporteur, Leilani Farha, who visited different camps and spoke to residents. Farha compared the conditions she witnessed to those of Mumbai, stating: "...I'm sorry, California is a rich state, by any measures, the United States is a rich country, and to see these deplorable conditions that the government is allowing, by international human rights standards, it's unacceptable."
Lupick, T."Fighting For Space". (2018)Arsenal Pulp Press. Vancouver, BC