Creative Commons License

Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under a Creative Commons license.

Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash

Protests in your streets.
Outrage in the people.
Voices band together. Chanting.
Gongs abroad. Peaceful
supplications begin, stood and fought for.
Ambitious hope.
Diasporan day dreams, lucid
REM awakening.

Fight in opposing faces contradicts superiority (fear of change). The pendulum’s turbulence is nauseating. Fight in opposing faces contradicts supremacy. Fear of change; suddenly ideologies disintegrate before you. 

Your newborns don’t support that dream. 
And that’s a freaking nightmare. 

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.

Reigh Ellis is a poet incarcerated in California. He has been a participant in Page to Stage, a California Arts in Corrections project, and a contributor to an anthology titled Silent Screams. His work often addresses identity.