Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz (before a little edit)

Notorious inmates
Birdman born in Seattle
Murder incarceration
Solitary confinement
He studied canaries
Caged like them in his small cell
He let them fly freely
Like his mind behind bars
Never released

Birdman of Alcatraz (after)

Notorious inmate
Birdman born in Seattle
Murder in Alaska

Incarceration
Solitary confinement
He studied canaries


Caged in his small cell
He let them fly freely
Like his mind behind bars

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dVerse prompt to edit a poem with concern for noun and verb; adjective and adverb. This was a spontaneous poem written on a postcard during August Postcard Poetry Festival.

Birdman of Alcatraz