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When evil hearts open up
lava is the blood that erupts
shooting volcanoes of angelic dust
fire spoils all blessings of love
condemned row, facilitates capable thugs.

After ruining lives abusing drugs
the execution chair gives me a hug
as prisoners suffocate in rich mud
laid in a horse suited tux
condemned row, facilitates rapist deluxe.

Appeals are denied by avenging judge
eye for an eye deadliest grudge
Satan the devil sips my blood
roll out the carpet burgundy rags
condemned row, facilitates vanilla & fudge.

When evil minds open up
hate spills out of bloody cups
anger destroys all I can trust
ice sheets frozen under the bus
condemned row, facilitates the serial murderous,
Lord and saviour please forgive all of us!

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.

Christopher Henriquez is a writer incarcerated on death row in California.