Recieved 2nd August 2018
They can lock up my body, but they will never take away my brain. Drawing. 19/7/18 Note: A friend here said this once and I really love it. I cannot escape here, except into my head. It’s the one place that I am free; free to think, to imagine, to remember. They cannot take, and cannot control what I think. Which is good. Because just wait till I’m free… Stray BRAVE! <3 UPIII
Again. Drawing. 19/7/18 Note: I’m thinking about Tuesday, the date of my trial, and I think that: Once again, I will be stripped naked and searched. Once again, I will wear heavy, tight, short chained handcuffs and footcuffs that will once again, leave bruises. Once again, I will be dragged by the arm, by at least two guards to once again, face a judge and once again, I will walk, head high, shoulders back. Fuck you, I will think. Because, once again, I am called forward as UPIII. “I am UP.” I have won.
This, too, shall pass. Drawing. 14/7/18 Note: I really held on to that saying when I first arrived here; “This, too, shall pass, it might pass like a kidney stone but it will pass.” I really need it now, approaching what (I hope) is an end to my time in prison. The count down to my court date – ten days to go. So close, so far. The time will pass anyway, I just need to hold on for a little longer. Soon, soon, soon. See you all in freedom!! Stay BRAVE <3 UPIII