The Mailer Review/Volume 3, 2009/The Prisoner’s Dream

From Project Mailer
« The Mailer ReviewVolume 2 Number 1 • 2008 • In Memorium: Norman Mailer: 1923–2007 »

Caught in some Guantanamo of the mind
he dove down his own soul
and conjured up a secret alphabet
from which he managed to fashion
four different keys
guaranteed to unlock
any door
anywhere . . .

Exhausted, he fell asleep
before realizing
the keyhole was
on the other side
of his door ...