that can —
in a foreign tongue.
So beautiful —
The last blow has reverberated, harming mostly the Muse
who vanished in a flutter…left behind dark water, sadness, and impotence.
The feeling of solitary confinement.
Something that folks want to read as a caption on a political cartoon,
and not as something that a prisoner endures.
A prisoner of rejection, of social injustice, stupidity –
gullible and inexperienced.
A flurry of breezes and laughter shrouded by Guards and Prosecutors.
Or, could they be injured as well?
Could the unresponsive passive-aggressive behavior
be their tears, their sorrow, and their muted dissent?