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So what if his wife’s son’s in jail
for drugs?

It’s just possession, right, and rehab, now?

It isn’t going to crush your cachet by association
with a troubled individual who needs help
and probably didn’t steal anything valuable

or rob someone with blade or barrel, so not
in a maximum-security joint—just medium.

So we can be medium-acceptable then back up
to top rating when he’s out sometime
in the innocent new year.

  John Zedolik