Jaiku (jail haiku) Haiku 2014

Sun warms the wings

after flying near the jail

crimson razor wire.


Sparrow sits and stares

atop the stainless steel fence

galvanized blood.


Migration shadows

as I stand staring

from jail.


Along the jail fence

starlings hang on razor wire

stare at us.


Just before dawn

past the old jail fence

starling migration.


Pulling the last shade

of night heading south

a million starlings.


Along the fence

the gravity of snow

reveals barbed wire.


Sleeping on the floor

three to a cell at Maplehurst

sounds the guards make.


I hope I never

have to hear these sounds

keys  lock  hopelessness.

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