When I tasted my first ripe peach, I glimpsed
the future. I saw that this was a world of misery
and ecstasy and that I’d live both, but before
I could see more, the window slammed shut. I
guess the future wasn’t ready for my discovery.
I wanted to know what was going to happen. It
really bothered me not to see anymore than
I did. So I took another bite and saw a little
more than before. then the window shut
again. I saw that I would be living in the
world of misery more than ecstasy. In that
vision, I saw that I was going to have a crappy
job that I didn’t like. Not enough pay or
hours. I was at home more than I was at
work. Of course, I was just a call-in. Nobody
important. Not like the owner of the business.
Nobody really cared about me and I was alone. So
Alone that I didn’t want to go anywhere or really
see anybody. My son was all grown-up and he
rarely came to see me. I hated my life. I
wanted it to get better. But it never did. So
I died alone. No one was there.
Foot note: The reader should know this was written
by a young woman in prison in the year 2006.
My god daughter and dear friend is now and outstanding