Today I went to Level,
When I entered the Door on the Pod,
My emotions ran wild - I didn’t move,
I closed my eyes and smiled,
I snifed the air to smell the smoke
From the many fires that was Lit…
I envisioned a 5 man team getting
ready to Be used,
I heard familiar voices screaming
Then I opened my eyes and my smile
as I smelled nothing!
no 5 man team!
no voices screaming my name!
as I entered into the cell - Handcuffs being
Taken off me - as I stood up and looked
around - It hit me!
The State of Texas Executed them all!
By: Paul Slater
Polunsky Unit, Livingston, Texas
25 years in solitary / ad seg
April 6, 2023
Words by PAUL SLATER
Photography by TEXAS LETTERS