Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Prison

A prison on a remote rocky island. A man with long hair and
a long ragged beard is seated on the edge of a bed in a prison cell. It is night
and the moon and stars illuminate the cell. He walks to the window and grasps
the bars. Outside the sea is calm and a boat can be seen in the distance.

Next morning the man looks again through the bars at a pigeon that has landed
on the ledge outside. The prisoner hangs his head in despair. A jailer arrives
with a bowl of gruel. Leaning down he puts the bowl on the floor by the
bed but drops the keys to the cell. He leaves. The prisoner notices the keys on the floor.
He smiles.
Words: Giles Morgan
Artwork: Elizabeth Carpenter