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Light through metal bars cast on concrete
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Surrounded by armed men and barbed wire fences
Swallowed by thick solid gray concrete
Left with nothing but my own mind
That I use day and night
To dream about a light that
Upon sight slowly cures every ache.

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D. Hill is a poet incarcerated in California.