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Paul, 64
Incarcerated: 20 years
Housed: San Quentin State Prison

Dog-Faced Killer

My yesterdays are gone 

Never to be relived 

Except as memories

As any other fantasies

Post-traumatic tragedies

Born out by other realities

All I have is today

It is with me

I may grasp it 

I must embrace it

In all its immensity

For it is my only reality

Tomorrow is unforeseen 

What does it mean?

So easy I learned 

To pull the trigger

My world be burned

When faced with collapse

I chose to relapse

To violence

My old

unforgiving friend

What will tomorrow bring?

Life, perhaps

But always death



Dog-faced Killer

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