Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rule Yourself First by Christopher Reilly

This piece comes to me from my literary friend Christopher Reilly. This short but powerful work struck me immediately, and I was compelled to share it. The tone is delicious, the message short and directly to the point, revealing a powerful viewpoint. Find more of Chris's work in the link below. I will be showcasing much more from this very skilled and passionate poet!

Once you have been properly imprisoned
you can make friends with the rats,
get yourself elected governor of the cell, 
rule your domain.

Take your time to feel the cold stones
beneath you, mark the time
with hoarded chalk,
relax into your shackles

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