How can I explain what I see?
Freedom lies a mere 30 feet away, yet it’s years from me.
Trapped in a world inside of a world. Separated from society,
meditating to keep a peace of mind and control my anxiety,
eager for the day I can leave this place.
Until then, my imagination and dreams are my only escape.
Books that are good for me you eliminate,
which makes it harder for me to self-educate.
One thing I’ve learned while doing my time,
is that I’m where you want me to be, but I am everywhere else in MY MIND …
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.