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this is all that I’ve got:
me, my mind, and my thoughts.

years of being alone
time that society bought,
what a hell of a cost
no discounts, just a hard time,
lost everything
but never lost my mind,
cynical at times
but still I recognize what’s real,
as time goes by, true motives are revealed,
true friends remain steel
solid in every storm,

that’s why I’m all that I’ve got
real in every form.

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Christopher Reece

Christopher Reece is a writer incarcerated in Michigan. He has been in prison since he was 20 years old.