In a large bowl mix the yeast of mental health issues with 1/2 teaspoon of the sugar of substance abuse in 2-1/4 cups of the warm water of the lack of accessible housing. Let stand until the bubbles of inflation rise to the surface.
Then whisk three more tablespoons of the sugar (or honey) of substance abuse, 1 tablespoon of the salt of zoning rules, and 2 tablespoons of the oil of local protests with 3 more cups of the flour of poverty.
With the mixer of municipal, county and state politicians, add more flour of poverty until the dough of homeless begins to take shape.
Knead the dough of homelessness and then drop it into a greased bowl. Cover with the towel of non-transparency as to where funding goes and how it is allocated, place in a warm spot and wait for the homeless issue to double in size.
Last, place the dough into the preheated oven of a humanitarian crisis and wait two to three years more until a loaf of despair is baked.
This is what is on the table now.
JM Simpson is a veteran photojournalist who lives in Lacey.
Editor’s Note: When possible, individuals gave permission to be photographed; however, this was not always possible. Laws allow for the photographing of individuals in public without their consent.
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