In the Hole

Just the threat gives me goosbumps;
A hot wave of sensation
Runs down my spine.
I shut my mouth; I hesitate.


The last time they put me down
There, I lost track of time.
When they released me back
Into population, they told me
It was four months later.


That last time, I found
Something that scared me;
An emptiness, a nothing, a zero.
And my mind gave up; I broke.

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Four Months

Isolated - unimaginable, except for very old people - thoughtful write. - slc



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I think solitary confinement

I think solitary confinement is the most effective cruel punishment of a human being.