I am sick & tired of hearing
About these boys who become men,
Who get there--
Only to trade penis for pen,
Writing monologues in their hieroglyphs,
Rearranging primaries & ranking sin.
Once upon a time, there lived some kids
Who were straight--
Straight outta Compton's, straight outta Chicago's,
Straight outta slums, straight outta ghettoes.
Straight outta prison, straight outta time.
Straight outta sight, straight outta mind.
Copyrighted April 7, 2017 Latorial D. Faison