Silver orbit-orbit light,

Pale-search revolver against

The Cold, dark-blue night.

This is the Reputation Island,

“Make no mistake,” is the

Hypnotised lifers chorus,

“There can be no escape!”

But life ain’t goin’ to pay

If you let them put the bars

Inside of your head;

Try to hold onto the old saw:

“Angel tides that run to tomorrow

Will balance yesterday’s-bridge winds

If you let ’em.



2 thoughts on “Alcatraz

  1. Chatty Owl says:

    Three last lines – yes!

  2. beckarooney says:

    Ditto! The last few lines just make the whole piece, awesome writing 🙂

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