A Cycle
by Mickey Z

white cop
from the suburbs
busts
black men
from the city

prison population surges

black men inside
invent new slang
new styles
Gangs inside and out
adopt it all
designers
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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