Wednesday, December 29, 2004

My Fear

Kelly was crying on the yard while two of his friends stood by silently. Tiny knew that it must have been bad news. He found out later that Kelly's mom died on Christmas day. She was supposed to come visit him on that day but didn't make it.

As my co-worker Tiny was telling me what happened, I felt fear in my heart along with sadness. My biggest fear in life is the possibility of losing my mom while I'm in prison. Whenever I hear someone losing a loved one in prison, I feel an uncomfortable sense of fear.

That's why I don't want to take my mom's incredible presence for granted.