Children in Cages

June 2018

detention center kids

Photo from Obama-era. T*rump-era images UNAVAILABLE.


I can’t even with our administration’s new practice of tearing children from their mothers and throwing them in cages.  Heretofore this was the worst torture imaginable; unthinkably ripping a child from a mother’s arms as in Sophie’s Choice.

Yet here we are.

detention center kidss

No snuggles for you, migrant.


Every morning, day and night I snuggle, wrestle, kiss, hug, tickle, squeeze, struggle, cajole, squeeze, smell and guzzle my kids.  I also have access to unlimited amounts of fresh, clean, drinkable water.

I am haunted by these and other privileges.










About circuskitchen

performing artist, mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece... just a regular extraordinary person
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