incarceration

While Doing Time

By PM A Kyrielle poem While doing time, I found Free Minds While doing time, I see I shine While doing time, I learned to write While doing time, my poems got tight While doing time, I think outside While doing time, I’m still inside While doing time, I learned a lot While doing time,…

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Mom I Wonder Why

By MC When I had my appendicitis And my first major surgery You were right there And I felt your compassion, concern, and care When my feet would break out every summer And I couldn’t walk without pain You were right there And I felt your compassion, concern, and care When I had that heart…

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Untitled

By GD Free me from the beast that holds the minds of many. Free me from that terrifying Roar which lies within me. Though it’s in a cage, it still shows his teeth. Silently waiting to attack those who caused grief. It sweats constantly and beads form around its brow. Yet it never alters only…

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My Crack in the Wall

By KC Every day I awake in an open grave And leave my slab to walk among the tombs Massive monuments built to mark bad decisions and love lost Life and freedom shattered by time being watched over by men with guns I am not alone, for thousands walk with me A nation of the…

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Amongst the Broken Men

By CB I’m living in a world where you’re called By numbers and not your name On lockdown, behind a wall in rusty chains My hands and feet are in shackles, so I can’t move This the first time in my life That I don’t know what to do, and Not even my family knows…

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