I Am Resolving Myself


Fifth Estate # 412, Fall, 2022

My childhood prepared me for prison

I knew that in every day

There was a possibility

That I might be ashamed,

Denied something I


Would be contained and prevented

From escaping

And yes, there would be pain,

There might be violence

Marius Mason paints and writes while serving 22 years in prison. supportmariusmason.org