Matthew F., Minnesota: Sunlight in a Prison Library

IOWA PRISON WRITING PROJECT


Sunlight in a Prison Library

MATTHEW F., MINNESOTA


The light
Hits the battered white window pane
            And apologetically careens into
the dated classroom
            like an awkward teenager unsure of where to
put his hands during his first slow dance. Then,
with the confidence and resolution of a Don Juan, the light accosts the
old, scarred desk.