NaPoWriMo2021 Day Twenty-Nine


Today’s prompt is to imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene. What do you see? What’s going on?

Photo by Eli Ayeke on Unsplash
Photo by Eli Ayeke on Unsplash
the view

through the bars, I see a lot
full of dusty rusty cars
belonging to the corrections officers

at the end of their shifts
they get to drive away
only to come back again tomorrow
(they’re prisoners too)

the gate slowly moves aside for them
they travel to the end of the driveway
and stop, then turn left or right

they disappear from my sight
nothing else to see
nothing on the other side of the road

just the desert stretching for miles

only two ways to get out of here
serve your time
or in a body bag

even if you could escape
ain't nothing to hide behind
nothing but dirt

©ARHuelsenbeck 2021

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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