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 Nov 2021 Alifmun
Broken Minded
 Nov 2021 Alifmun
The tragedy is
there's a prison in my mind
all the thoughts that lurk there
are ones I wish were never mine
they etch into my heart
the scars I wear so bright

They whisper wicked stories
of things that never happened
or maybe things that did
things that shouldn't create ripples
in the current in my life
but here I lay in bed
stuck awake at night
eyes cutting blankly
through the nothingness of my cold and dark bedroom
 Oct 2021 Alifmun
Zoe Mae
In Prison
 Oct 2021 Alifmun
Zoe Mae
In prison, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are birthday cake,
and ramen noodles a succulent meal.
In prison, everyone's given shower shoes,
but pillows you have to steal.

In prison, the "beds" are worse than the floor,
the "blankets" giant SOS pads.
In prison, lice goes around like soup du jour,
and **** talk spreads like mad.

In prison, all you see is gray,
color only lives on your screen.
Now you're picturing us watching a 60-inch all day,
but it's only 13 by 13.

In prison, there's no such thing as steak, there's no such thing as meat.
Almost everything that resembles either is fake.
Real milk would be a real treat.

In prison, you still need money,
or you go to bed hungry each night.
It's seriously not funny.
Three small "meals"a day  
isn't right.

In prison, if you don't lock it down, another con will steal it.
There's more than enough desperation to go around,
and everyone can feel it.

In prison I was years ago.
I'm a different person today.
But the shame felt from being forced to bend over, spread my legs, and cough,
well that's never gone away.
I was in prison for 49 long days, and it was enough to scare me pretty much straight. I still know people who are locked up today. The majority of them are in for something related to alcohol, drugs, or psych issues. Many non-violent people that should be in rehab, which is where I should have been, are sitting in prison being punished for having a disease. They're not horrible people. Some people just don't get the breaks in life. I'm not saying no one deserves to be there, but in my mind, you have to have done some pretty bad **** to deserve that.
 Apr 2021 Alifmun
It's Hard
 Apr 2021 Alifmun
I pretend to be happy

But deep inside
I'm screaming

Inside the laughter
I cry

I'm peeling my skin
To come out

I don't feel real
I don't feel alive

At every instance
I'm breaking my heart
I'm falling apart
My heart knows
I can't pretend forever
Can we just keep it real
 Apr 2021 Alifmun
Poetry is vivid
Nature, leaves, rivers
So when a writer
Sits down for a lesson,
They are the notetakers
And Mother Nature is the teacher.
 Mar 2020 Alifmun
 Mar 2020 Alifmun
What an intoxicating fallacy
Is perceived immortality.
The belief of ones vitality
Will be one's true, final fatality.
 Mar 2020 Alifmun
They say your skin is like paper
You cut it
it will never heal
if you glue paper back together
you can still see the scar
its a scar that bleeds in the inside as well

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