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the body

do you know 
what it is to wait
in a cell
standing room only
all i can do 
is watch 
the guards pass by
flip a coin
is it head or tails
i'm going blind
the only ones
to tell me to
brake free
are people i don't want to be

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  1. Date: 10/12/2009 8:05:00 AM
    Awesome, John. It can be taken on several levels. From the title, however, I think of man's incarceration in his own body as his spirit longs to be free. Excellent write! Love, Carolyn