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Last stop: the poorhouse

The only asylumWas the poorhouse, and those who could afford,Rather than send their folks to such a place,Kept them at home; and it does seem more human.But it’s not so: the place is the asylum.There they have every means proper to do with,And you aren’t darkening other people’s lives…. Robert Frost (1874–1963), “A Servant to […]

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