The Poetry of
Jack Scott

Other Victims, Other Crimes

My heart became imprisoned
while visiting my past
when a gust of time.
slammed shut the gate.

In prison accidentally,
innocent of knowledge
of the nature of the crime.

Entrapped visitor in company
with other visitors
found as guilty
of other uncommitted crimes,

by tribunal divining
by their invented law
wherein being victim
is the crime.


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