THE STAKES

My pebble was a theft, then a robbery My hypocrisy started the ripples of victimization Behavior re-calibration minus criminal rehabilitation By then, it’s too late For heaven’s sake Prep school prepared me to think critically Apply physics to the streets and chemistry To drug dealing Biologically speaking I was bred for prison living Mis-educated misogyny Mired in complacency How can the VICTIMS be restored when the STATE stands as the witness? How can PRISONERS show their humanity when numbers replace stories and pictures? The system stifles spirits, so I scribe my legacy