“I want to go home”
Universal plaintive refrain
Mumbled whispered, whined, and moaned
Ironic ubiquitous wish
Belies common jail-induced reality
Incarceration strips most of homes
Along with freedom, dignity, humanity.
Nonetheless they long.
Aching for mythological homecoming
Echoing, perhaps, Melissa’s
Throaty-sung heart-rending lyrics
Belted in evocative supplication
“Home is a feeling I buried in you.”
To those for whom their hearts pine.