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 […]
Archive for April, 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]