Friday, July 18, 2014

Drug On Too Long

Today the U.S. Sentencing Commission
decided that nearly fifty thousand

federal drug offenders
are eligible
for reduced sentences.

Former President
and Possible Former User of Cocaine

George W. Bush
was not available for comment

on how the country's
gradually evolving mentality

on the criminalization of drugs
and the demonization of users
(some perhaps
more than others)

away from "lock-'em-up"
to "maybe-help-'em-out"

would give these
sooner-to-be-former prisoners

the chance to achieve
what he did.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.