Detainees (For those who visit on weekends)

True, the birdman of Alcatraz
had to cage migratory birds
that alighted on his window sill
to keep his solitude company
Panagoulis, mathematician,
had to charm cockroaches on the wall
to keep his wits intact
& let him solve for a moment
an ancient puzzler of a theorem
he lost when he went temporarily mad
&Your father must jog around the camp
to pull the long sunless day down
because the nights stretch to infinity
& solstice is suspended in time.
Yes, it’s not right
for men to live in human cages
like we all do
while playing & praying for life & time
in this country of a penitentiary.

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2 Responses to Detainees (For those who visit on weekends)

  1. cris says:

    My mom just got off the phone and said that it’s looking good. Maybe no more visits by christmas :) But I’m trying not to get too excited either.

  2. Bless you. Hope everything is fine.

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