confinement

Resurrection

I keep looking at these trees
From this window, I can see
Them inside the cemetery
Each evening and now
They stand between me and the sky
I imagine weeping willows in the south

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Me and Jim Crow

By PJ Twenty years in ADX.* I’m asked, a lot, one question: How long have you been here? First, let me tell you something I know: (Feared, is the unknown;) it is the confined person’s ghost. When I was told: “the short trip,” I couldn’t wait to get with “it”; to act a fool. For…

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My Poem to Y’all

By AT I’m lock up thinking what should I do: Can’t write home, cuz Mom NEVER write back I’m lock up thinking what should I do: Baby mother block the jail phone, can’t speak to my daughter because she messing with another dude I’m lock up thinking what should I do: Don’t have no money, can’t go to commissary…

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I Forgot Who I Was

By HW I woke up one day feeling powerless & caged. I felt lost and afraid, it was freedom I craved! I felt like no one loved me & I was all alone. I felt young & lost, but I’m fully grown. Beat down by life & my own mind. I let myself down and…

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Untitled (I Wake)

By LC I wake to the sun rising in the East the rays burning my eyes as I shake off the sleep My first vision is bars before a screen and a half open window beyond that is cages a gun tower and twenty foot wall Then I see something else, everyday that should give…

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