underground writing

. . . attending words, revising lives

If you came to . . .

Anonymous, age 15 – Skagit County Juvenile Detention

If you came to . . .

the cell of 204 you would see

a difference in life

a different place, a different culture

a place where you are on the other
side of the radio.

A place where you could finally
understand our life somewhat,

where we are told not asked.

You still would not see my life.


Written as a response to Jamaica Kincaid’s “A Small Place.”

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