A Cycle
by Mickey Z

white cop
from the suburbs
black men
from the city

prison population surges

black men inside
invent new slang
new styles
Gangs inside and out
adopt it all
co-opt it all

white son
of white cop
in the suburbs
ends up talking
and dressing
and play-acting
like the black men
his father
sends away

Mickey Zhttp://www.mickeyz.net

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