Thursday, January 13, 2011

My favorite short poems about prison

Prison Ball

They don't negotiate if you are held
Hostage. Don't attempt to take a charge.
If you find a point guard who'll pass the rock,
Help him escape. Let him fastbreak at large.

-Sherman Alexie

Christmas in Prison

It was Christmas in prison
and the food was real good.
We had turkey and pistols
carved out of wood.

-John Prine

1 comment:

Eric said...


The search light in the big yard
swings 'round with the gun
and spotlights the snowflakes
like dust in the sun