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I don’t need an umbrella to walk in the rain.

the rain is my disguise. in the rain I cry and my tears hide, I allow the tears to go, but no one knows. I just smile and walk as the rain mixes together with my tears and flows.
it’s a feeling like no other to cry in the midst of others yet no one knows, all they see is the rain.

I don’t need an umbrella to walk in the rain, I walk freely in my disguise.

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 Reece, also known as Bobo Amin, is a writer incarcerated in Michigan. He has been in prison since 2006.