Black is the new orange

Prison has been romanticized on television a lot lately. There is nothing romantic about prison. I have personally never been to prison, but I know many people that have gone. In fact, I know many people that are still there. The only difference between me and the people in prison is I never got caught.

I live in My Own Prison. I have multiple sclerosis. I used to be a bar Hopper, a Cluber a raver, and a drug Smuggler

Now I have no working legs. Now all I have is social media. And thank God for that, or I would be screwed. If I ever stupid enough to be convicted of a crime, no prison would want me.

I wouldn’t need help with everything. Eating, bathing, dressing, using the bathroom. The only good thing God gave me was that I am extremely good-looking and extremely intelligent. I am a high school English teacher. But I have not taught in over 10 years. I had a child, it caused a serious multiple sclerosis attacked, and I no longer could work. I will never I will never regret having my daughter but that was the beginning of the end.

Now I wear a lot of black. I can’t wear makeup anymore, so I said fuck it. I am so grateful to be alive, but everyday I am In My Own Prison.

I am a poet, that has not written a poem since my cardiac arrest. I just don’t feel the inspiration. If ever you are if ever you are in the upstate New York area please visit me in prison. You don’t need an ID to check in, you can have or possess anything you want, just visit me in prison. Because Prison sucks. Whether or not you’re behind bars. The trick is, to fill your day with things that just passed the time who knows, maybe someday I’ll wear blue.

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