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The Lone wolf,
Howls at the
Mozzarella moon
Missing its only pup.
Wash your hands
you
Filthy animal.
Blood swirling
Around the sink.
Drip. Drip. Drip. 
Looking into
mirrors
and seeing
A stranger.
Apocalyptic landscapes
Ain’t no zombies
out here?
She said
She needs
my presence
so we can
Be Alone…
Together
forever.
Pillows, drowning
in tear drops,
Young souls
with nothing to lose,
Loss of income
Loss of hope
Loss of
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Darion Hassan

Darion Hassan is a writer incarcerated at the California Men’s Colony State Prison in San Luis Obispo, California, where he is serving a 10 year sentence. He stumbled across poetry in prison and uses it as a cathartic outlet for self-expression. He describes himself as an art provocateur. He is published in the “Harvard Journal of African-American Literature,” and “Silent Screams: Poems from Unchartered Territories.” Darion Hassan is his pen name.