Prison Food MAG

June 8, 2012
By MilesC SILVER, A Small Town, Pennsylvania
MilesC SILVER, A Small Town, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a system of balance. One thing will always be accompanied by a proportionate level of its counterpart. Happiness is more valuable when interrupted by periods of sadness." ~Bruce Stonemills


I have blood on my hands

from all the time I've killed,
corners I've cut,
opportunities I've shot.

And this crime tastes as sweet
as the dessert I didn't have the power to save until later.

Now my appetite is ruined.
The stale flavor of expired obligations lingers on my tongue.

I really hope you don't put down your fork, though,
because inside, I am a two-star restaurant
and I rely on your reviews to stay afloat
like that ice cube in your glass relies on the buoyancy principle

and just like that ice cube,
sometimes I melt down

a little bit.

and just like that ice cube,
the longer I wait, the more watered down this drink becomes.
To the point where it's so anemic
the only people interested in it
are the health officials
who tell me they're going to shut me down
if I don't clean up my act.

So send my apologies
to time's family,
to corners' friends,
to opportunity's children.

I'm facing the consequence.
I'm pleading guilty.

The future is my judge,
and bail is set at my indulgence.


The author's comments:
This poem, the first free verse I've written in a while. It's about how I suck at getting my school assignments in on time.

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on Oct. 30 2014 at 12:52 am
AsylumAlice GOLD, San Jose, California
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This is amazing! Perfectly describes procrastination and the ability to rise up again. Good job!




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