Home » Poetry » TODDLER BODY SEARCHES (for the women, children and families of the Reunification Rides)

TODDLER BODY SEARCHES (for the women, children and families of the Reunification Rides)

Children are the “collateral damage”

when their mothers are incarcerated.

Grandparents are often left to manage

Little people to whom they’re related

The separation anxiety,

Angry misbehavior, and confused rage

Would test even a saint’s sobriety

Trying to explain why mom’s in a cage!

Legal aid, circle keepers, and churches

Try to mitigate familial schisms.

Toddlers subjected to body searches

To visit their mommies inside prisons.

Thankfully, Reunification Rides

Help families cope while moms are inside.


1 Comment

  1. Rachelle Williams says:

    I love this!

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