The prisoner presses license
plates. a seemly random series of letters and numbers
people wear on
the bumpers of their cars. they are not even discernible
by the people who press them.
It is a code, only the upper crust
of management knows their purpose. In a computer somewhere
all that information stored for future reference.
Representing different states only sometimes
do people get vanity license plates. A nickname or an inside joke
but you have to be willing to pay for it. Although it is cheap in some states.
Never do the specters pressing namelessly choose
what they say though sometimes if they can read
the vanity plates, they will intimate their meaning
Just like all the drivers who see them on the road.
Prisoner pressing plates?
It is a myth. Machines make
those items of mass production now.
Though it seems now everyone is arrested
for such petty crimes.