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Ubaldo, 50
Incarcerated: 22 years
Housed: California Medical Facility, Vacaville, California


Raindrops camouflage tears
Raindrops let one know if it’s a scattered shower or storm.

Raindrops are always cold
No raindrops, drought
Raindrops wake up in the flood.

Raindrops in the forest sometimes
Don’t hit the ground, as a child
I swallowed raindrops to quench
My thirst.

Raindrops hit the window that decorate
This dark concrete cage every drop speaks
To me in a tap, tap, tap, code
Raindrops ignite poet mode.

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