When you think of a dead end
You think of a one way street
But how can I sleep comfortably
Knowing my homeless can’t eat?
I think it’s very rude
For a shelter to serve spoiled food
It can make your breath smell bad of pyorrhea
Or flood your stomach with a bad case of diarrhea
A lady lies in the street under blankets with panties on
And the government can’t even replace our water pumps or SaniJohns.
We can try to help all we want: protesting, cussing, and fussing
But Mayor Bowser, where is our homeless budget going?
I could utilize that budget better in my sleep
Because of Corona, my babies got blisters on their feet
Medicaid – change it now to Carefirst
Pweezy loves the homeless and I’m going to keep my babies first.
I even seen worms in some of their stool
Where did you house my babies after the K Street removals?
Now can we get a solution to these tents?
Mayor, please, deliver us from this unjustifiable end.
Laticia Brock is an artist and vendor with Street Sense.