Below are two poems by Malex Meh, a Cameroonian woman who had been detained until earlier this year at Otay Mesa. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
Resting in the Lord
If I should die
Change not thy cloth
For my birth foretold my death.
Golden is the spoon I was born with
Milk fed me, olive annointed my head
By the Lord, I shall rest.
With an eagle's wing I fly
Fly away from trials
Tribulations never ceased
Cold is the nest I perch to live in
Annoying the sound of bell
But rules are imminent
The bars seem bigger by the day
And all I have is hope
Hope for a new dawn
Though the tunnel looks longer
Long not to see the end
For the wind will take you there.