she was conscripted

by poetry

with every scrivening

of her pen-scratched



shackled themselves

to her

constricting the strictures

as they fought

to tighten the binds

of oft-perverted



became her playmates

soulfully aerating

idiotic power structures.


morphed into her

sister circle

stepping into places

vacated by contrary

comrades of old.

elocution of locution


to stand her erect

when her soul slumped

under weight

of foreshortened futures

penned pictures.

fluid diction

fluency of phraseology

swum her upstream

against the winnowing tide.

among the buffeted

displaced translucent minnows

she discovers

radiant rainbowed iridescence

sister outlaw poets


swallowing the stream

as they author

their revitalization

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Aurora Phoenix

I write as Aurora Phoenix. Nine months ago my world shattered. Unexpectedly and dramatically arrested, I have been incarcerated ever since, as I await the unbearably slow machinations of the system. Devoid of verbal communication that is unmonitored, pen and paper have served as my truest outlet for grief, fear and angst. Armed with toilet paper for intermittently copious tears, my motions experience and reflections are PaperMate poured. In this chapter of my life, I write.

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