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GHOSTS

Tyres’ sibilant serenades

counterpoint the muttering of retreating engines;

on the wind, the heavy beat of your parting paean,

counting out the past lives, the used prizes… 13 more words

Thurs 5/24: Criminal justice reform is one of the most urgent civil rights issues of our time.

It requires a comprehensive and carefully considered bipartisan effort if we are to no longer be the most incarcerated nation on earth. On this, progressives — and even many conservatives — agree.  450 more words

Food (Post #3)

I have survived the hole, whew! Solitary confinement gives the phrase, “the struggle is real” validity. The struggle was damn real! During my hole experience, actually the second day to be exact, I was whisked away to court to plead guilty. 887 more words

The Great Incarceration

As my friend Honour has pointed out, I haven’t mentioned the major change coming into the lives of my 3 cats. They aren’t going to like it. 847 more words

~Stormy Weather~

“I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I have had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.” 2,607 more words

Distance

Trapped with Bloody Fingers While We Claw 4 Clarity

I wasn’t going to post any other material this month, other than the running commentary that I have been working on; transcribing from my Quran, while I fast and observe Ramadan. 523 more words

Untitled (From the Series "Who Speaks for Me?") by Mark Isaac

Dear Mr. President,

One of the most shocking injustices associated with mass incarceration is the fact that our prisons have become a dumping ground for people who have experienced severe trauma, resulting in mental health issues. 154 more words

Art As The Message