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Blurred ambulance lights at nighttime.
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Early morning lights in the sky,
harbingers of death abound.
Ambulances, then news crews,
seen over the razor wire without a sound.
Again, day goes by with no answers.
It’s night again, the lights are back,
two more ambulances.
Here at Dade,
now, more answers we lack.

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.

Eric Finley is a writer incarcerated in Florida.