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Walter Dunbar, Deputy Superintendent, Attica State Prison, Explaining Himself After His Duplicitous Press Conference [Poetry]

by Paul David Adkins

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I’ll tell you what i want……………………………………………………..to tell you since the truth is …………………………………………………………how i want it told.

……………………………………………………………………………………If you could just discern the real story,………………………………………listen and believe despite those irritating facts, ………………………………..those lies in spirit, that we wanted them to die, them all.

………………………………………………………………You would think we hoped for death to be swift,………………………………………………..to be confusing, ambiguous.

……………………………………………………………………..Something we weren’t counting on ……………………………………………………………….was suffering. All the hostages ……………………………………………they who did their part, I thank them………………………………………………………………………humbly. You who believe me,

………………………………………………………………………………..keep believing we did our best. ………………………………………………All those bullets were really ……………………………………………………………………….poison wishes.

 

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Paul David Adkins lives in New York and works as a counselor.

 

 

 

 

 


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