Tuesday, 31 July 2018


I Am Tired Of . . .

group poem by women in a detention center


I am tired of waking up for nothing
I am tired of county time
I am tired of this hell hole
I am tired of authority
I am tired of being disrespected

I am tired of asking for things
I am tired of asking and being ignored
I am tired of being belittled
I am tired of the bullshit
I am tired of asking for anything

I am tired of asking for things we
     shouldn't have to be asking for
I am just plain tired of you
I am tired of being treated
     like a chained-up mutt
I am tired of this cell I'm in all day
     and night
I am tired of being unimportant