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Hellion is a place not a people

How to ruminate
outside traditional palettes
how to apply our pain
in perched earth
Isolated in not even a cell
but literally a cage

One is a lifer, the other on Death Row
What can solitary confinement offer?
A man says he inherited his gang title
from when he was 6 years old

With pride he looks directly into the lens
Scenes within scenes from a world
where violence is your father
and perhaps your mother too

in the last scene
a man is being held down
by 6 grown guards
his face is bleeding

rosary
Rudraksha
seed of prayer

let there be peace
and may it
begin

with
me


Have you ever met a killer?
Yes I have, one that used vine leaves
for words while through his eyes
coaled sages spoke

I wrote you a letter because
you are akin to another me
perhaps in another dimension
sketching air pigments

were papyrus sung silken songs
and palmistry of ashes that holds
his signature, a new archetype
was created that day

our shared history
after the killing
he became a man

rosary
Rudraksha
seed of prayer

let there be peace
and may it
begin

with
me
RiAN
Written by RiAN
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Author's Note
Rudrashka, mala made of dried seed that serves as a rosary in Hinduism
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