The Oasis

“When you find yourself in an infinite desert…the only way to survive is to find an oasis…”

I wrote this piece in 2018 when I was at Millhaven maximum security prison. At the time, things were just beginning to turn around only to suddenly fall apart dramatically. And so, I picked up my pen and began to transform my life at the time into a massive metaphor, which helped me get through one of the most difficult periods of my incarceration. This is why I consider this piece to be my masterpiece. (Nour is my actual daughter’s name)

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