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Connect me across distance with what I am missing, 
Purpose driven, and direction given,
Enclosed is myself, and no one else,
However snail mail never fails the tales from jails,
Eyes never satisfy the heart,
Through my words I was felt which made her heart melt,
Hear with your heart where she is coming from,
Lift me up high into the clouds so that I can shout loud from On high,
Are you tearing me down beneath the ground from which I was found? 

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Kenneth Moore is an African-American writer and poet. He is the author of the book “Subconscious Poetry” (available at and has had one of his poems published in the book “Silent Screams: Poems from Uncharted Territory” by Dr. Unique Shaw-Smith. He is incarcerated in California.