Feb 20 2013

Poem of the Day: Outraged

by “Lim”

I woke up this morning and felt outraged because
I’m still here. Every day feels longer and longer: the
same four walls, the same routine, the same food.
I’m getting sick of it.

I’m upset, because the system says you’re innocent
until proven guilty, but I’ve been here for two and
a half months for something I didn’t do,
but the law has other plans.

I’m just tired of being incarcerated
— it’s taking away from my youth, but since I’ve been here I’ve
had a lot of time to think and look at my life and get my priorities
straight, but I’m making the best of it, and I know soon I can return.

Source: Illustrations from the Inside: The Beat Within (2007)