One of my students has been locked up for weeks and I am angry about it. 

Working in this city means you experience the secondary and trauma of kids being victims of violence or the prison system. 

I can see the jail from my balcony 
I remember walking him to the prison when he was 13
It’s 12 minutes walking distance from our school  
Having him read about the fact that 32M was invested in that youth prison 
And we didn’t have any books 
I had to beg my Instagram supporters for books that year 

Then, I took him to New York 
Front row at Pyer Moss 

Now he’s behind bars 
Being tried as an adult at the age of 15 

Ain’t nothing poetic about this