by Klaus Viehmann
Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness
Bang. The door of your cell is shut. You have survived the arrest, you are mad that you weren't more careful, you worry that they will get others too, you wonder what will happen to your group and whether a lawyer has been called yet- of course you show none of this. The weapon, the fake papers, your own clothes, all gone. The prison garb and the shoes they've thrown at you are too big- maybe because they want to play silly games with you, maybe because they really blow "terrorists" out of proportion in their minds- and the control over your own appearance taken out of your hands. You look around, trying to get an understanding of where you'll spend the next few years of your life.