By Trevor Hewett

(from an Alcatraz prisoner, 1942-1952)

Did it work, he smiled,
My ten years in the can?
Let me answer with a question.

If you put a mad dog in a cage
and poke him with a stick,
deny him room to run
and feed him slops,

abuse him over years
then set him free;

does he leave a better dog
or worse?


Trevor Hewett is an Englishman who lives and writes in his native Cornwall. Published widely in the UK and internationally, he has a short collection of work - 'The Patchwork Woman' - available from Mockfrog Design Press, Australia -- AND a new collection 'Drift' available right here at KotaPress!!! Check it out in our eStore.

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