Zero Tolerance

Every one of us has experienced childhood.

Every one of us has seen the world once through an innocent lens.

Every one of us has cried out for a caretaker.

Every one of us has been there.

 

Not every one of us has been ripped away from our family.

Not every one of us has been frightened by authorities.

Not every one of us has been forced to sleep next to strangers.

Not every one of us has been there.

 

Not every one of us has thirsted for basic needs.

Not every one of us has known it’s scarier to stay, than to make the trek.

Not every one of us has risked everything.

Not every one of us has been there.

 

Every one of us knows you shouldn’t separate families.

Every one of us knows “catch and release” is for fishing, not people.

Every one of us knows a cage is not a temporary home.

Every one of us knows better.

 

#PERSPECTIVE

Jessie Fream