From Visiting Days

   Ismail (Laundry)
   Jeremy (Bullpen)
   Ingrid (Visiting room)
   Knowledge (East Wing)
   Earnest (Vocational)
   Deneice (Trailer Visit)

From Kind

   The Absence of Unnecessary
   Big Pig
   The Dogs and I Walked Our
   Garden
   Mercy
   Love This
   Ringling
   Purple Milkweed
   Coxcomb
   Restriction

From Doris's Red Spaces

   Avenue
   Forest Floor
   March
   Midnight
   Market
   The Real World
   September
   Seventh Grade
   Space
Earnest (Vocational)

"The Mattress Shop is a manufacturing unit designed to provide the participant an understanding
of the production of a wide variety of fire retardant mattresses. The materials produced by the unit
are standard items used in state and local facilities and universities throughout the state."


Education is part of this. For instance: I had to get my GED.
And for instance: my work will lie under a student
at Buffalo State. I operate the tufting machine. On my buttons
lie students about to get laid, students dreaming of books
and getting laid. Dreaming of stories and science. Never
of their mattress. Never of its tufting machine operator,
tape edge operator, never of its felon. Its spring mattress
assembler. Its twenty-to-life adhesive operator, cutting
machine operator, conditional-release-2021 mattress
sewing machine operator, its GED-2012 stuffing machine
operator, its man.