The University of Iowa

Matthew F., MN: Never ... Yet

June 9, 2020

IOWA PRISON WRITING PROJECT

 

Never . . . Yet 

MATTHEW F., IOWA


 

I’ve never parachuted from a plane
I’ve never panned for Yukon gold
I’ve never dozed in a sleeper train
or gone ice-fishing in the winter cold.

I’ve never built a home with my own 2 hands
and though I’ve had the urges:
I’ve never been to Burning Man
or rode my bike to Sturgis.

I’ve never raced an RC drone
I’ve never been fly fishin’
I’ve never milked a goat on my own
And this ain’t idle wishin’.

Though I’ve never walked through a Redwood tree
I’ll do all these things (and more) . . . when I’m free.

 

 


 

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