Poems of the Week

Parole Playing

by Clyde Always

“Dungeons & Dragons is Apparently Banned in Federal Prisons”

A shakedown? That’s a lousy break.
What exactly did they take?
A pack of gum? A girlie-mag?
A shiv? A blade? A plastic bag?
Some powder or a sack of weed?
Pruno, was it? Bump of speed?
Syringes, maybe? Smack or ice?
Worse! My twenty-sided dice…