I came to prison in 2011
I had just turned 29 years old
Today I am 39
I think.

I’m about to get released
Everything feels like a dream
Like I’m just dreaming
I’m about to get released.

Like I’m about to wake up
And I’m still 30
Still at the beginning
A decade left to go.

I want freedom
To embrace other humans
Feel the warmth of their love
Which I can do,
When I’m 39.

How old am I?
Mother, tell me
How old am I?

With Love
Ruth