No one dares speak its name. It’s the elephant in the room, everyone tiptoeing around.
Social Media is silent in the din. It’s the fear. No one dares put their head above the parapet to face the firing squad.
Lying in the pale profile bed I tried to open my blackened eyes. I needed to feed myself. The nurses won’t help. They have kids.
I was stupid, irresponsible. I knew better. I’d named the root of all social evils – the root of homelessness, criminality and a lack of self-love; lazy parenting.
This is one of the 100 Words or Less challenges. A topic that has come up quite a bit recently in my retraining to work in schools.