Prison


by Fatemeh, FCI Dublin

Razor wire all around
like a cage
I am a bird without a wing
wander around
hit the wall, get up again
running away from the monsters
seeking a shelter, a corner
as safe heaven
didn’t find it anywhere!
Come to my cell
My cell is a flea market
frijoles exchange for slippers
rice and stamps exchange for cora-
zones*
I am a bird trapped with no nest
no wings to fly

*handmade heart-shaped cushion