Crooks lie motionless on his straw filled box, staring up on the cracked threshold of the steady. His mild is flickering in the opposing corner with the cramped place. Moonlight excels through his small , sq, four paned window- the only view with the outside community. Gleaming superstars twinkle previously mentioned in the American sky as well as the misery in Crooks' face is indescribable. All can be silent.
Guys with this problem, we ain't treated a similar
(frowns with anger and frustration)
as the other guys.
(Stands cautiously and stumbles as he moves to the window)
Ya see, im just a busted-back nigger who ain't got nobody to turn to. An' occasionally I just placed in my space figurn' spell what my entire life would be as though I were not black. (Gazes up in to the stars throughout the shiny glass of a cracked window) S'pose I weren't, I could play cards with all the other folks in the bunk house and laugh with ‘em and i also could go into town and i also would never ever be alone. Life would be swell. (Smiles to him self, his features light up, nonetheless gazing in to the dark, moonlit sky) I can actually know what it feels like to have an individual who's presently there for me. 2 weeks . disease ya know, loneliness. It consumes away at you, slowly, tearin' you arm or leg from limb. A disease that sends some people ridiculous. When the additional guys stabled me in here I had been glad o' the peaceful, but after a while ya just wanna' talk to a person. Back when I was a kid, my personal ol' gentleman used to end up being outraged when I played with the white kids. I by no means understood why, but now I really do. God darn, (Pauses, because the ominous emotion wipes from his face and rage gets control. He abruptly closes the thin materials of the draperies which installed there) I need to stop sense sorry for myself. My lifes hardly ever gonna' alter, for as long as I live and for given that anyone else lives, blacks will be caged up and remedied like a item of dirt in the corner. So why can't I simply be treated the same? What did I ever carry out to anyone? I ain't hurt no person, I isn't done nearly anything...