“Observed But Never Held”


Prisoner Artwork

Prisoner Artwork


This poem came in the mail today from a prisoner.  The letters we receive are so often astounding – full of gratitude and searching.  Proof of the strength of creativity and growth, even in the face of unimaginable hardship.

Across oceans and continents it spreads

like wind

a fire fanned by the seeker

Not all that search find refuge

like vapors

observed but never held

Peace comes at a price of emptiness

like vessels

which contain nothing but truth.

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