Haiku for Pelican Bay‏

Pelican Bay Haiku
Notes on Torture & Survival
by devorah major
six feet by ten feet
wider than a lead coffin
no natural light
sometimes only darkness

a punishment for surviving
so many shades of black

or weeks of  light bulb
days have no rhythm but howls
torture knows no clocks

twenty three hours
every day alone boxed
one hour to breathe wind

will a cloud drift by
a patch of summer blue sky
a black bird’s feather

perhaps tomorrow
arc of sun will show itself
kiss your skin  golden

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