According to Joe
From the jail house, they'll cruise
The Legislature likes to micromanage
The prisons for the convicts' advantage.
To demonstrate their empathy shown
They passed a bill to bring criminals home.
The bill was met with the governor's veto
Because the public interest is her credo.
The Legislature came up with a quick override
Demonstrating that they're on the criminals' side.
Daily headlines inspire the poet in Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations on the news appear on Sundays and Fridays. email@example.com