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Train passing through a railroad crossing
Photo by Jude Infantini on Unsplash

There’s a slow train
Better hop on and roll
Roll on down the tracks now
Anywhere that driver
There’s a true hell a-comin’
Best hop on now and run
Better not miss that
Slow train comin’
Or you won’t see morning
Now these words
Were spoken
Don’t turn your
Head away
Open your eyes now
And hear everything
I say
Is just a gift
Tomorrow’s never
Listen closely to what I
Said now
Hear every single word

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.

Sid Pair O'Dice is a pen name for a writer incarcerated in Colorado.