“There’s a body on the news that got a hat that look just like mine.” #williamevans #poetry #shorts

Curated By Ralph

"The Road Not Taken" is a source of inspiration for me, because it encourages me to seize opportunities and chart my own course in life.

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So we're 13 years old right we're on the East side of Akron Ohio which means We're old enough to know how cool guns Are but not quite old enough to know how Uncool they are when they hit someone we Love because that hasn't happened yet to Someone we love rather a big Kev We loved big Kev the way a chamber loves A bullet that will never fire through it When officer Duggar called him an animal And emptied his weapon into Kevin's Future every kid in the hood wanted to Put little in front of their name Because who wants to be so large that Something that fast can find you I mean It's not like we're supposed to live Forever or tomorrow Or the day after It's not like every brother in this Barbershop ain't getting a fresh cut so At least look crisp for the casket we Let them grow into their bodies long Enough to use it against them Well I cringe every time someone tells Me how big my boys have gotten will I Always Have to watch

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