Fishbowl

By ManWithHat

Fun in prison

In the fishbowl,
one thinks that
the contained
is the retrained.
But as I stood stripped, thin-lipped and ill-equipped
at the gates of an underworld
with over-
arching themes of broken dreams
where moonbeams
turn to
Steel beams
and concrete, completely overwhelmed,
I came to know that the name of my freedom is
White
and that its point of origin is the place of
Privilege
and that cup of
Class
I sipped has tripped me
Up
as I stare and am stared at
through the prison glass.

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Fishbowl

Created: Jul 27, 2009

Tags: prison, poetry, spoken word

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