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Ominous orange and red clouds in the sky
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You shout with your snout:
this place will break you!
Obscurity is forever,
like this sentence
behind gray walls.

I snook back:
no matter how bloody my dome,
it will remain unbowed.
At the twilight of your life
you will recall my name.

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.

Soy Ink is a writer incarcerated in Colorado. He writes under a pen name.