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Leavenworth Prison Poem

 Wanda Morrow Clevenger
 Wanda Morrow Clevenger
Leavenworth Prison Poem
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Wanda Morrow Clevenger is a former Carlinville, IL native. In 2013 she almost died twice. This has sourered her opinion of doctors, nurses...read more and hospitals. Consequently, her writing has gotten a little more intense since. That's just how it goes.
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By constant worry over
her actions, I called on
my wife visiting her cousin
in Muskogee near noon of June 7
and asked for not less than truth––
had she
was she having improper
relations with John Wadly

she didn't stammer
thought more of his little finger
than of my whole body

by breaking up of my home
and receiving such an answer
I lost all control
and shot her.  

– Prisoner 3282
Ben Reeves; 1902



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