Going Through Changes

By Noah Coffin

Transcribed by Heinz in Vienna

As an oppressive heatwave bakes the eastern seaboard from Texas clear up to Maine this July, the reports of at least 6 deaths – many of them in Maryland – stand testament to the rising threat of radical and dangerous climate change here in America. It’s not yet August, the worst of summer heat here in Texas, and as I lay on my floor in a puddle of water against the heat – for the first time I wonder “Will this summer claim me forever in ist grasp?”

People out beyond the razor wire are failing to survive, and I believe it’s largely due to them not realizing how serious those few differences are.  By not preparing their bodies for the change, triple digits in Texas’ summer forecast is  the norm, however, the humidity and heat index are prematurely  high and deadly.

People clear up in New York city are suffering something rare. High 90s temperatures with a heat index up to 110. For anyone that has not battled with such conditions the cost of ignorance can literally be fatal as those deaths show. Drinking water helps but electrolytes are also important. Being worn down by deadly heat makes you lethargic and giving in to that  while not properly hydraded can be your last good night.

Being overheated and throwing cold water on yourself is said to cause heat stroke, so avoid that. This is  all to say – it’s no joke, extremes in temperature will kill you!

For those of you here  behind the razor wire I can’t  stress this enough: put that fan on low. Get down on that concrete! As long as you’re still breathing there’s hope so keep fighting. (Yes I said put that fan on low. The friction caused above that speed is like trying to cool down using a blow drier).

For those of you beyond the razor wire who are reading this little rant?  I’m totally green man, but whether you are gonna put the cheeseburger down or  I think planting some trees will help make a difference, one thing I know for certain. Folks better make  like a boyscout and “always be prepared.”

Changes are on the horizon but don’t take my word for it. Just  ask those folks up in New York City all running around with wet towels on their head against a heat that those in Arizona are used to! Go check out the record of staggering numbers of grey whale carcasses  dotting America’s western shores.  I only could imagine the sight as my whole universe for over 8 yrs has been a 5×9 ft box with a radio that gets bad reception and the word  from selfless supporters (Love and soli).  In that time alone the world I hear of now and the one I left are so  different it’s wild!

Sadly what all remains unchanged is: greed, hate and an oppressor at every opportunity.

Well! Back to myh shallow pool of tepid water for a further study of survival folks. Everyone out there start getting ready because this is just the tip of the iceberg. Be cool – literally.


Eastham Unit
2665 Prison Road #1
Lovelady, TX 75851

You may also contact Noah via JPay.com


Paying Debts, Clinging to Sanity

Comrade Kado
Comrade Kado

The sure way to test the depths of boundaries of any person’s love is in suffering. By it, both love and the opposite of love are exposed in raw, unmasked & shameless form. The suffering either brings us profound appreciation for the lovers we’ve known or spend fantasy in, while on the opposite end of the spectrum any anger, spite or discontent burns from an ember to a raging inferno …

Of all the sufferings to know or become intimate with, that of solitude reigns supreme. The silent suffering of voices which merely echo back at you in a place of existence untouched by any form of humanity; laughter, affections …

A man, woman or child held fast in the maw of despair or adversity can find refuge in the companionship, the connection and collectiveness of even others whom suffer such ill fates …

I’m struck with with the thought of slave songs. Hymns sang collectively throughout the toils of forced labor which lifted the spirits of the subjugated bringing some solace to the tormented.

Scars and a Sunset, by Noah Jack Coffin, painting from crushed color pencil and facial moisturizing cream – made for Heinz Leitner ©2019

Solitary confinement works so terribly well because the only company you have is your mind which you’re in constant struggle against. You let down defenses. And the mind snaps under the pressure of sensory deprivations, and the torture tactics of your captors becoming just another mad laughter of bellowing outrage dancing gleefully, mischievously, along the surface of an age-old dungeon in South Texas’ summertime …

The polluted water must be choked down in copious amounts in the 100 days of hell each year as the temperatures inside this redbrick oven soar 20 to 30 degrees above the heat outside. Holding onto it long after the natural world has cooled rendering us unto listless, sweating, saline puddles until just before sunrise as the process repeats … It’s no wonder why shaved is the expression amongst longtime residents as lack of nutrition, tainted water and zero sunlight will rob any of their vitality over a course of time.

Amongst all the other dehumanizing atrocities enacted upon the confined, a receding hairline is an added weight upon the shoulders of an over-laden slave to a corrupt system of justice. Like those slave songs, the small freedom of shaving the shame away is some solace … The effects of solitary are often permanent.

Long after paying any debt to society is over, the ones forced to endure such torture remain broken. It is said that just a single 30-day period is ruled inhumane, that even such a time can alter your mindset…

I’ve been in solitary since 2014. I hurt no one, never attempted escape, and the only way out of this hell is by the approval of a biased (STG) security threat group sergeant who has his own show answering to no one, warden included. His distaste for my activism and outcry concerning these horrid conditions, the administration’s disregard for humanity and our fights as humans have made me the very object of his personal, vindictive sadism. Richard Stowe – an angry kid with a magnifying glass, and we’re the ants and object his malice … My only hope is to come out of this with my ability to love still intact & not twisted by bitterness borne of the cruelties this world’s “good guys” are free to enact upon us without restraint. The act of torture is a grievous crime of which someone gets much more prison time than the [judges?] given to me. But that torture is sanctioned & condoned by Texas justice.

This is to any who’ve seen this article. You’re the only defense I have against this torture. To make a difference you can log on to TDCT.gov website and look up Region 1 director Michael Upshaw. If you’ll flood him with emails that for over 3 years I have been trying to enter G.R.A.D. under Richard Stowe (STG) on Eastham Unit to be released from seg. But he won’t let me. This is retaliatory torture for my work in exposes.

Also I never ask for support but want to thank those who have done this as it is needed and deeply appreciated. Remember this comrades – your efforts no matter how great or small are the collective tide which destroys the fortress of the elites whom in some way confine us all … Don’t just email once, flood them, tell your friends!!!

Love and solidarity for ever!

Eastham Unit
2665 Prison Road #1
Lovelady, TX 75851
(or write him via Jpay.com)

Independent oversight of Texas prisons: Fantasy or reality?

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington, Chief Spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement
Published first in the SF Bayview, May 8 ,2019

In 2013, imprisoned journalist, activist and Freedom Fighter Kevin “Rashid” Johnson arrived in Texas after being transferred from the Oregon Department of Corrections. Johnson, who is the Minister of Defense for the New Afrikan Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter, immediately became the target of a coordinated campaign by the state of Texas to silence his voice and to harm him both physically and mentally.

It wasn’t long after Rashid’s arrival that he was transferred to the infamous Bill Clements High Security Unit, located in Amarillo, Texas. While housed there, Rashid witnessed the murders, suicides and mysterious deaths of numerous prisoners housed at the facility.

Rashid wrote essay after essay detailing the grisly abuse of the mentally ill and other vulnerable prisoners housed at the unit. In 2014, I had heard enough. With the help of Professor Victor Wallis, Ph.D., I submitted a packet of information and letter to then First Lady Michelle Obama. In them, I described the mistreatment of incarcerated U.S. military veterans and the “mysterious deaths” of prisoners housed at the Bill Clements Unit.

I was surprised when I received a letter in April 2015 from U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney Brian Buehler informing me that the packet of information and letter, which I had sent to the White House, was actually read by Michelle Obama and she had forwarded the letter and other information to Buehler at the Justice Department!

This is the background story to what has now become a campaign in Texas to establish an Independent Ombudsman Office that will monitor the actions of this extremely unethical, unjust and corrupt prison agency known as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

A Black legislator in Texas named Jarvis Johnson, a Houston Democrat, has filed House Bill 363, calling for the creation of an Independent Ombudsman Office. What actually is being proposed is that the current TDCJ Ombudsman Office be moved and placed under the purview of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

There are some serious problems which exist within the current Ombudsman Office. Not only have we seen on-going acts of cronyism, nepotism and obstruction of justice tactics when family members and friends of prisoners submit complaints, there are also noticeable structural, systemic and institutionalized racism and bigotry hardwired into the mainframe of this prison agency.

Lorie Davis is the director of the TDCJ Correctional Institution Division. Davis has actually promoted, sanctioned and condoned retaliation and intimidation of prisoners whose family members and friends utilize the Ombudsman Program. But it is much deeper than just that.

Lorie Davis has created a culture within TDCJ by which jailhouse lawyers, also known as “writ-writers,” are subjected to manifold reprisals for their peaceful and legal activities. Activities which are supposed to be protected under the U.S. Constitution’s First and 14th Amendments!

The state of Texas is down here attempting to purge minorities from voting rolls – so please, miss me with all that talk of our vote meaning nothing!

Davis has also created a toxic work and living environment for both prisoners and employees. Patriarchy and the misogynistic behavior of high-ranking male officers in the employ of the state of Texas have become the status quo inside Texas prisons. Davis can feign neither innocence nor ignorance, because too many human and civil rights violations have happened on her watch!

I actually have been working closely with one of Rep. Johnson’s staff members in order to provide historical evidence to clearly show that the current TDCJ Ombudsman Office has not only violated the public’s trust but has completely ignored serious complaints by those who have incarcerated loved ones inside facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

One key point we have been trying to make is this: Many of the complaints have led to multi-million dollar civil lawsuits filed against this unscrupulous prison agency, and Texas taxpayers continue to foot the bill when these multi-million dollar settlements are handed down – by federal judges!

At the end of the day, our goal is to create an office that will provide transparency, accountability and meaningful investigations, as well as oversight of a prison agency that has lost the confidence of citizens and taxpayers. Texas has the largest state prison system in the country and establishing an Independent Ombudsman Office has the potential to promote an environment where prisoners may be treated with dignity, respect and humane living conditions.

Rep. Johnson has told me in a letter that he believes that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is one of the key foundations which make the United States unique from other countries.

Prisoners should never be afraid to exercise their right to free speech. If there’s one message I’d like to give to college students all across the United States it is this: You cannot say that you belong to or represent a political party if you don’t get involved in the process!

Be you a Democrat, Republican, Green, Socialist or Democratic Socialist – don’t ever let anyone tell you that your vote or your voice is insignificant or that it doesn’t count! That is a lie! The state of Texas is down here attempting to purge minorities from voting rolls – so please, miss me with all that talk of our vote meaning nothing!

If it meant nothing, these sneaky politicians and powerbrokers wouldn’t be trying to defraud and sabotage our rights! Please stay tuned, sisters and brothers. There will be much more for me to report from the Lone Star State!

Dare to struggle. Dare to win. All power to the People!

Keith “Malik” Washington is co-founder and chief spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, an activist in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign and deputy chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter. Read Malik’s work at ComradeMalik.com and on the site of the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement.
Send our brother some love and light: Keith “Malik” Washington, 1487958, McConnell Unit, 3100 S. Emily Dr., Beeville TX 78103 (or via Jpay.com).

Where do you stand?

Comrade Kado
Comrade Kado

by Noah “Kado” Coffin (contact: see below)

A hungry child’s waiting cry pierces the heavy dark reverberating off the crumbling brick and broken glass … This punctuated by the yelps of feral dog that’s been ghosting me in the shallows … All mainly skin, ragged bones and yellow teeth – no doubt once an adored pet, though tonight it merely is a reflection of the surrounding decay. Much like the tormented elderly vagrant seen huddling to their 40-oz like lovers embraced … who wear their years in the lines upon their faces like sagging, grotesque tree rings … one look into those haunted, hollow eyes is enough to age your own soul …

The scuffling of shoes followed by the clank and clatter of spent beer bottles sets me on edge just as a menacing voice challenges me from a darkened gloom in a dilapidated breeze way. “Help! You lost white boy?!” shadowy figures emerge and advance upon me as I respond in what I hope sounds like a confidant voice, “Man, I know where I’m at.” Heart doing acrobatics as my suddenly clammy hand closes tightly around the short length of pipe I have hidden in the front pocket of my hoodie…

Like ravening wolves the neighborhood cliques and gangs prowl in search of prey. In their very own streets – unaware that consequently their actions make them equal to, or – worse than those elitist assholes who ensure that these ghettos exist …

Comrades, I’ve been stabbed, jumped, beaten and worse by none other than those who share an oppression my own … These experiences play across my mind’s eye through the lengthy nights in this tiny cell like some kind of confusing and nefarious film that I’m unable to forget … A sickening display of grabs in a bucket – each scrambling over the other and pulling the next one to drown at their feet …

I’ve seen people who’d sell the innocence of their own child for a fleeting high. Worse- I’ve known of the ones who’d take the offer and without losing sleep over it … seen people kick it for years together and turn tail or kick rocks whenever it got real or a “come up” was presented.

How can we ever succeed unless we become a collective tide? We cannot. Not as we clash and bawl, colliding with one another – creating nothing more than a chaotic whirlpool where we’re dashed helplessly against each other losing any strength or momentum. How can we break down walls if we’re stacking the stones ourselves? Oh I don’t say that lightly in any way!! If you divide yourself or oppress the oppressed, you are a master mason! You feel like you’re barely getting by?? “We’ve all gotta eat”?! Well if you in any way take what little another has in your same situation then you are worse than the power hungry elite whom rule the slums man!! Yeah I’ve got a “clique,” it a big one called “the people” but I’m real choosy. If you’re not with the tide, you’re against it. Get a surf board or get outta the way so we can make a difference.

From my early teens I was thrown into the backstreets of the South Texas slums. A walk through those neighborhood apartments simply trying to reach a destination can and does leave anybody beat down with their pockets turned out …

Hit those open streets and you’re then a target for a cop’s quota. This is and has been such an effective system of oppression which I see no end of until we start toward a solution.

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

First – we’ve gotta address the problem of a moneyless class of people if we are to end the “dog eat dog” ideal which only weakens us. A few things to consider: a small business like: painting, fencing, or landscaping etc. is about $15 to open a (DBA) license on for 10 years. If you can cut grass, you can run a business. Hire a local crew and if you are anyone who pays to have your grass cut – hire locally operated business. The same concept can be applied to these large business who thrive on the little bit of money these poverty ridden neighborhoods do have. If you have a local supermarket where you buy food, get together with everyone they know, then fill out a petition with the supermarket. If they won’t hire locally, if your neighborhood faces aren’t employed there then boycott the supermarket! Convenience stores, laundry centres, barber shops etc. Those places need the money that your homes provide to survive. Take away that and they won’t make enough money from the passers-by to stay afloat. If you rent your place then do the same with management or owners. Make it clear that if they hire a landscaper then you want them to be local.

Police quotas – if we want to stop these folks from preying on every opportunity to snatch us off the street or from jailing us under sketchy circumstances we have to get involved. Everyone just about has some kind of phone with video technology. If you see the cops prowling through your apartments, neighborhood or any such things, don’t go inside & shut the door! Pull out your cell phone and if they’re harassing someone make your presence known while you’re recording the whole play. If we all did this it would become a “police watch” so to speak. The reason neighborhood watches work isn’t because thieves are afraid of old folks who have a lot of time on their hands – it’s because they believe they’re being watched. For so long these cops have operated with the powerful effect of fear! When a cop pulls up, everyone is quick to bail inside and whoever is left behind can be handled in any way without a second thought – but if when they pull up everyone’s cell phones come out?? That’s gonna change some stuff, believe me.

Brothers and sisters, comrade Kado here – another summer behind the wall ahead and this reach out is only made possible because of the support and solidarity of my amazing contacts. We have to become a solution to our oppression and that means first – we’ve gotta work together and stop helping the oppressors! We all need to make due and snatching a few crumbs out of the pockets of our neighbors won’t ever fill our plate so get real and get on board. As a divided, scrabbling mass we are weak, but together we are a force of nature.

Love & solidarity

All letters, support & feedback to:

“Noah would like to get some feedback from you and your friends. I enclose his mailing address.”

Noah Coffin, #1795167
Eastham Unit
2665 Prison Road #1
Lovelady, TX 75851

You can also contact him via Jpay.com: Noah Coffin, 01795167

(typed by: Heinz, Vienna, Austria, 22 April, 2019)

Why does Texas governor Gregg Abbott and the GOP in Texas want to suppress the minority vote?

By Keith “Malik” Washington

Received: April 14, 2019

The host of Connect the Dots, a radio program which airs on KPFT 90.1 FM Houston, Texas, has a saying that I absolutely love! He says that “the people are smarter than you think!” That host being Abdul Hamid Mohammad, a long-time servant of the people who lives in Houston, Texas.

Recently, I commented on the scandal in which acting Texas Secretary of State Mr. David Whitely had conspired to purge the names of literally tens of thousands of potential voters from voting rolls in the State of Texas. Whitely claimed the voters were non-citizens. Well, we found that that isn’t exactly true.

The U.S. House of Representatives has been discussing legislation that would offer more protections to our voting rights. It seems that the Republican Party all over the United States is engaged in an ongoing conspiracy to sabotage and obstruct the voting rights of the poor and minorities as a whole.

For the past month, I have been studying an incredible book by Greg Palast entitled The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits. I believe I have found the reason why Texas Governor Gregg Abbott and other members of the GOP are so passionate about placing David Whitely in charge over the voting process in Texas, but Mr. Palast did such a wonderful job illuminating the facts, I’ll just allow him to inform you as I quote a passage from the book. Mr. Palast says:

“In just twenty years, the number of non-white voters has nearly doubled to a fourth of the electorate. And in the last election, the number of white voters actually fell by two million.”

  • Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, p. 24

However, that really does not answer the question as to why Texas Governor Gregg Abbott and the GOP in Texas want to suppress the minority vote – does it? No! It does not! So please allow me to show you a little more. Mr. Palast discusses in further detail the results from the last Presidential election (from Interstate Crosscheck: The Ballot Box Death Star):

“Why would Republicans do this? Why would the political party founded by Abraham Lincoln attack racial minorities? It’s simple arithmetic. Here’s the color of American voting:

71% of Hispanic Americans voted Democrat

73% of Asian Americans voted Democrat

84% of Native Americans voted Democrat

93% of African Americans voted Democrat

But only 39% of White people voted Democrat.”

Well, Governor Abbott, you have some explaining to do my friend! And what about those sneaky little Judge appointments? Remember Governor Abbott, the people are smarter than you think!

Keith “Malik” Washington is co-founder and chief spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, an activist in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign and deputy chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter. Read Malik’s work at ComradeMalik.com and endprisonslaveryintexas.wordpress.com.
Send our brother some love and light:
Keith “Malik” Washington, 1487958,
McConnell Unit,
3100 S. Emily Dr.,
Beeville TX 78103

International call to action: 2nd annual day of action and solidarity with those who are fighting to end prison slavery in Amerika and throughout the world on June 19

Malik with raised fist and beard, in february of 2019
Malik with raised fist and beard, in february of 2019

by Comrade Malik, Chief Spokesperson, End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement
From: SF Bayview

Revolutionary Greetings, Sisters and Brothers!

It’s that time again and I am sending out this call to action in order to encourage everyone who is passionate about abolishing all forms of slavery and involuntary servitude to come together in one united action of revolutionary solidarity on June 19, 2019, and protest against the enslavement, degradation and dehumanization of Amerikan prisoners and all human beings throughout the world who are subjected to any form of slavery or oppression!

As many of you know, June 19 is the day when Black people in Texas celebrate the freedom of their Ancestors, our Ancestors, who were held in SLAVERY for approximately two years after the entire nation acknowledged the Emancipation Proclamation. But the slave owners in Texas ignored this federal law.

This year’s call to action has special significance as the world’s eyes are trained on South Texas, where tens of thousands of asylum seekers from Central Amerika come to the United States seeking a safe haven but instead have found mistreatment, abuse, racism, and slavery. The legislative and criminal justice system in Texas continues to create the foundations for institutionalized racism and bigotry.

Do you realize that the U.S. Army had to ride into Galveston, Texas, in 1867 and announce that slavery had been abolished.

The state of Texas was so hell-bent on maintaining their slaves and profiting from slave labor that the U.S. Army had to show force to make Texas eliminate the practice of slavery. But it is still alive! Prison slavery is something that is being practiced and perpetuated in every state in the union and it has been codified by the most powerful legal document in the United States, the U.S. Constitution.

We must continue to call for the exception clause – or slavery – clause in the 13th Amendment to be struck down! We must finish the abolitionist work! Remember, sisters and brothers, that this is an international campaign which seeks to address the misogynistic practices of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the genocide waged against Palestinian people.

The bigots who operate Texas prisons wish to silence my voice. I refuse to remain silent! On June 19, 2019, stand with us!

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, All Power to the People!

Keith “Malik” Washington is co-founder and chief spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, an activist in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign and deputy chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter. Read Malik’s work at ComradeMalik.com. Or on this site: Endprisonlaveryintexas.wordpress.com!
Send our brother some love and light: Keith “Malik” Washington, 1487958, McConnell Unit, 3100 S. Emily Dr., Beeville TX 78103.

Color Coded

by Noah „Kado“ Coffin

Image by Alexandr Ivanov from Pixabay

Sent via Heinz (Vienna, Austria, Europe), 3-28-2019

It starts early on … Perhaps it’s fostered in the home. I’m no psychiatrist. What’s plain to see though is at an early age evidence of grouping big melanin content shows. As kids become just old enough to venture off to the pools o[r] parks, basketball courts etc. … it’s easy to see; black, brown, white … Often enough there will be some variations though not by much.

People could argue that this is dependent on location. Well I’m from the minority neighborhoods, Backstreets -“hoods.” And though I spent my whole life being one of the variations or another, that did not change – black, brown, white.

Then the factions start, which become division within seperation on top of segregation…. Why we as human tend to proceed through life as a competing athletic team does some tournament I’m not certain. What I’m sure of, however, is that as those habits form and solidify over time, breaking them will not be simple. How much could be achieved by a people undivided by race? What would society look like if classes didn’t keep it in their “economic equals”?

It starts at the root – color. Then there’s more division. As a youngster I witnessed it in many forms: people “representing” their apartment complexes, their street, their hood, or their side of town. Racial groups don colored clothes or bandanas representing some gang or another. And it goes on … When you pay attention, it’s systematic. Look at Hollywood. If you’re not on camera in some fashion it’s unlikely you’ll even at all exist to anyone in that scene.

Why is it such a big deal? Well aside from the fact that it builds implicit and also outright bias, many times going much further (Hitler wanted to wipe out Jewish people, Andile Mngxitama calls for killing in South Africa…). But most importantly divided people are never going to reach beyond the plateaus on which we’re stranded in our societies unless we break the color code. I cannot begin to tell you what potentially awaits a world where everyone stops creating individually and starts building collectively.

I’m not sure about other states, but here in Texas the prison system has it bad. In an already sad circumstance the prisoners break off into the “black, brown, white” like I’ve never seen before. Walk into a “chow hall,” day room, hallway – anywhere and each race claims their space. Seating benches and eating tables are claimed and fought over brutally. Color first, then faction. I’ve seen riots over someone breaking the “color code” by sitting on the wrong bench. It’s even here in solitary. People socializing via conversation largely by racial grouping and I’m struck dumb with the thought of it.

I mean, here we are subjected to removal from society, families and even general population but still there’s segregation? Wow … Are we not thoroughly oppressed people?!! It’s incomprehensible and I’m saddened at the realization that unless we become color blind then we will never shatter the caste, we will not do away with class and we cannot hope to end this cycle of segregation, subjugation & sabotage of our human potential… It’s a sadness which weighs heavily upon my head. This because though the answer is so simple. The roots run deep…

Take the initiative comrades – reach out deliberately & wherever a color code shows itself, step up & let’s start breaking it. Together we stand – divided we fail.

Show Comrade Kado some love and support:

Noah Coffin, #1795167
Eastham Unit
2665 Prison Road #1
Lovelady, TX 75851,

You can also contact him via JPay.com: Noah Coffin, 01795167

Image by John Hain from Pixabay