19 and me

Feeney, Matthew D.

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Matthew Feeney 30 Lines 19 and Me Locked up Separated from family Relying on others for food & supplies NO TOUCHING! Only communication with loved ones over phone or video Being told what to do where we can or can’t go and when we can or can’t do anything All special activities cancelled No haircuts No religious programming No educational classes Nothing to do Just me and my TV “They” make all the decisions we're required to blindly follow New Curfews Rules changing hourly Authorities checking to make sure we are where we're supposed to be Compliance is Mandatory disobedience will not be tolerated People afraid of “Others” of getting sick of losing their life can’t even go to the hospital in an emergency without special clearance Powerless, helpless, hopeless... society just got a small dose of what my life is like EVERY DAY in prison. Originally published in Blue Collar Review. Reprint Rights granted with credit.

Author: Feeney, Matthew D.

Author Location: Minnesota

Date: August 2, 2021

Genre: Poetry

Extent: 1 pages

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