Free Prisoner by April Salzano

Prison sounds like a vacation: time

to read, write, think. A sentence

for uninterrupted sleep and limitless

exercise. Three squares a day, far more

than I get on the outside.

Solitary confinement is a welcome

threat, a term that rings like

Nirvana. I can think of several crimes

I could use to pay the fare

for such an ideal getaway.

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Recently nominated for two Pushcart prizes, April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and two sons. She is currently working on a memoir on raising a child with autism and several collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in journals such as Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Camel Saloon, Centrifugal Eye, Deadsnakes, Visceral Uterus, Salome, Poetry Quarterly, Writing Tomorrow and Rattle. The author also serves as co-editor at Kind of a Hurricane Press (www.kindofahurricanepress.com).

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