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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Life Sentences in America

There is a man or a woman in a Prison dying
and not yet 60.
They are laying on a cheap bed afraid and alone
they came to prison to young to still have people
They have cancer now or something.
and it is eating at them-
devouring their tiny rotten bones.
On the highways outside of their dark walls
people sometimes talk about them
when they drive past the barbed wire.
Say things like "Life means life, no good bastards."
"Could you imagine spending your life there?"
"Let us pray for them"
"Fuck them."
Or maybe they don't mention them
No matter
Inside the man and woman will die.