The warden has endorsed
my application for extended
study time. This will further
divorce me from the hum-drum
callousness of prison life. I have
become obsessed with my study,
devoting long hours to simply
gazing at the great, old masters.
The Renaissance painters most
fascinate me, with their flamboyant
colour and gorgeous nudes.
They sweeten my predicament.
My first assignment has been returned
with a glowing commendation.
My children will be proud for me.