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Dark gray clouds against a pink sky
Photo by Sam Dan Truong on Unsplash


dark clouds are ponds in the sky
contained until the perfect time
the perfect storm
when mother nature cries
providing to all earth’s inhabitants
what’s necessary for life
she feeds all
seeps into the earth
the cycle repeats
life goes on


The wind is transportation for debris
clearing empty fields, innocently
littering someone else’s land.

When the wind brings garbage to shore,
it stops at the sand — it blows no more.

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 he was 20 years old.