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Cool steel gray bars
against warm blue skies
imprisoned and going through
the why?

As Life goes by and bye
Death by Incarceration
and we cry and sigh
of never paroling, sentenced
to Life- Sentenced to Die.

Steel cool gray landscape
against warm blue skies
unchanging and Life is
fluent as it goes by

and bye.

Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.

Kenneth M. Key is a writer, artist and occasional poet incarcerated in Illinois.