Everyone is talking about refugees and immigration

and that’s good to have that conversation.

And as we talk amongst ourselves,

we can also tak about something else.

I think people are forgetting

that charity begins at home

and there are people here

struggling to survive with a debilitating disease or a chronic condition.

Some have mental illness, some are homeless

some live in poverty

and we just need accommodation.

I am only seeing middle-class policy

and a lack of philanthropy

from the corporation.

Everyone wants a slice of the pie

but that’s not sustainable.

We have lived here all our lives,

we are willing

but not always able

and I don’t feel there’s any room for me at the table.