Archive for April, 2008

Paxton's Song

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Paxton Clubb came to town Lord!!! He never frowns My-oh-my what a clown Seems his tiny feet never stop This little boy is definataly tops Just look in his eyes you too, will flip Yes, Paxton Clubb came to town Lord!! That boy can bounce and pound Looking, trying to figure the ground Hey, thumbs […]

Second Chance Act "II"

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Some time back, a time when youth in DC were gunning one another down. I remember being at a prison near DC, teaching, naturally. I remember teaching “movie-scripts” at the time. More than half my class consisted of black youth. Washington DC at that time had the highest murder rate in the country. I recall […]

Second Chance Act

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

The President signed the Second Chance Act this past week. I knew when I heard that I would be missing my lunches for at least a week. I knew they would come. I found myself a spot on the compound where I could be seen from afar. I sat with my bottle of water, tap […]

A Letter To The Forgotten god

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Dear Forgotten god, I have no-one else to write so I choose thee. I write because I am lonely in my graft. I am a Gallows Stopper, my job is to save those who wish to take their lives by hanging. They do it in a horrid place of many cells… We are prisoners.

A Spiders Love

Monday, April 7th, 2008

It is late afternoon and the rains have just eased. I sit and wait for “movement”, Movement meaning, at the top of each hour, a prisoner may travel from point A to point B. Movement’s window is 10 minutes. After 10 minutes the doors around the compound are locked. If you have not made it, […]