Outlaw Journal Entry

09 Apr

‘…there is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

“Anthem” Leonard Cohen


County Time


Blue skies watch racing puffy white clouds.

I Stand on the edge of granite steps

passing the last unlocked door.

Nightmare’s last horizon.

Light breeze swirling freely, between brick buildings;

squeezes through ten foot fences,

slicing through glinting barbwire rolls

kiss, both my cheeks, good-bye.


I wait for my ride.

I watch birds gliding in tandem swooping past me

as if they heralded my release;

in their silent song, in continuous pantomime

of their lessons, learning to fly.

I sit on the granite steps,

as they perched near me,

waiting for my ride.



Posted by on April 9, 2012 in Jails/Prison, Outlaw, poems, Poetry, thoughts, Zen



6 responses to “Outlaw Journal Entry

  1. ZQ

    April 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Yup! Clean and happy


  2. Mariya Koleva

    April 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

    pre-taste of freedom on the character’s lips, I feel 🙂 life outside IS beautiful and they know it well.


  3. ZQ

    April 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Thank You Kay


  4. Kay Salady

    April 11, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I felt as though I were sitting beside you gazing at those birds . . . feeling the anticipation. I’m certain there is significance to that line, “kiss both my cheeks goodbye”.


  5. ZQ

    April 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you MB


  6. mbwilliams

    April 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

    ‘As of they heralded my release’, a wonderful line.



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