First-time Prison Visit

Tense stomach.
Which shirt? This one? That?
I settle on a friendly one.
Jeans that don’t grab.
Pin number, drivers license,
money, one-only car key.
Ready. Set. GO.
Squinting at street signs,
watching for landmarks,
then wide-open road.
Trees, cows, fertilizer hills
forever and ever…
And then–there it is:
concrete and barbed wire,
flat and gray and treeless.
I park, check my pockets,
take a breath
and hurry to the entrance.

prison fence


About boomergirl47

Retired from the University of South Florida. Love reading, writing, hiking, nature, music, birding, puttering around the house and yard.
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2 Responses to First-time Prison Visit

  1. Patricia says:

    You are one strong woman!!


  2. boomergirl47 says:

    This is my poor bro.Wrote it 5 yrs ago. I’ve come a long way, baby! An old pro now.


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