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A full moon illuminates a body of water below it.
Photo by Javardh on Unsplash

Dark, still moon lit
fully clothed except bare feet,
standing, otherwise too wet to sit,
moisture in between damp beneath.
Again washing over cooling shocking the exposed
retracting whirling feeling rushing retreat,
fresh salty air fills the nose
where physical confinement and free spirit meet.

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.

Albert Manuel Franco Jr.

Albert Manuel Franco Jr. is a writer incarcerated in California.