June 14, 2012

Phone Justice, My Poem

From Prometheus Writes! by Nathaniel Lindell (author's profile)

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[Image of a heart with a drop at its bottom tip, a phone receiver's cord wrapped around it, to the top-left side of the writing]

Phone Justice, My Poem
by Nate A. Lindell #303724 P.O. Box 9900 Boscobel, WI 53805

Loved my uncle, closest thing to a dad
I ever had.
But he's in Washington,
While I'm in Wisconsin
And the phone bills got too bad.

Loved my fiancee too
But our love fell through,
Broke any hope of a grin
When her bills came due.

What can I do
When I need counsel
For a medical suit,
But can't call one who'll do my case
'Cause there's a toll-free block in place?
Don't make cents
For the zoo.

Although I've otherwise tried,
Friendly human contact's so denied
(Distance denies visits
And, over years, ink dries),
And those whom I had
I couldn't even hear
As if they died
I hope you will hear
These words of mine.

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prisonactionnews Posted 1 year, 3 months ago. ✓ Mailed 1 year, 3 months ago   Favorite
Hi, Nate

I am writing to let you know about Prison Action News, a biannual journal of prisoners' stories of resistance to incarceration. Written by prisoners and edited and distributed by outside volunteers, PAN has about 1,600 incarcerated subscribers across the US. It is a great outlet to both read and publish stories about fighting exorbitant phone prices, or any other oppressive aspect of prison life. If you would like a free subscription to PAN, write to:

PAN
PO Box 832
Watertown, MA 02472

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