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A pair of hands hold an open sketchbook.
Illustration by Valencia C.

A sketchbook can’t contain
what feeds my soul.
Ideas jotted down, events bygone.
Contemporary discoveries lost
while my collecting continues.
It’s all that remains.

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Valencia C. is a writer and artist incarcerated in California.