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The prison wall …

December 15, 2020

East facing prison wall

secures and withholds inmates

reflects rising sun …

As I finish No. 3 sack of a set called the Mask and Mutant Covid19 looms in the Home Counties; I wonder.  This piece is called the wall and is a prison wall and in particular that of Clink Prison at Southwark. Built in the 12th Century it is one of England’s oldest and most notorious prisons and built of brick unlike mine made of stone.  I live near the also famous Reading Gaol; neither of which are attractive places nor should they be. I feel sadness for some prisoners who find themselves not only isolated from family and kind human life but in squalid conditions. One hopes that prison life is a little more humane in the 21st century.  To that end my prison wall has a tiny glow reflected by the rising sun. 

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