Have observed too much of this lately

where staff deal with such tragic violence,

domestic abuse and mental health issues

their staple diet on a daily basis


When someone presents a lesser issue

they struggle to engage or empathise

their emotions drained by drastic drama

not their fault but makes one wonder


how they are coping outside work hours

if they sleep, guess their home life suffers

secondary trauma drains by stealth

am quite sure it affects their health


Regular debriefing or close supervision

might help but doubt their employers

consider it. The damage far reaching,

burn out means more time off ….


legal aid, welfare agencies, local councils anyone directly dealing with those
trying to exist 45% below the poverty line!

Maybe their energy might be spent advocating for more realistic payments

… instead of attempting to patch up the impossible …