Read Poem: Back in the Day, by J. Quinzelle

hey remember when We used to
_____ride____
in Your caddie? when You
shaved_that_loco_coco
and I tresflores My feathers back
and We would … flyàthroughàthe Valley?
We used to listen to doo-wop and zapp&roger
among the southside cholo beats
riot/chaos/bedlam
wearing dickies We put time into creasing
DAMN! We looked good haHAha
but! We never claimed…
…We were guilty by association
in the frigid vineyards the kegs&blunts
galore and bliss
talking/eating/dealing shit
wearing rags hanging from the back pocket
FUCK! We were Raza
and we were PROUD of it…
…not racist: AZN in the crew.
hey remember the nicknames
casper willy blackie that fool bling bling?
We trusted/betrayed/suspected/forgave
but it was all in fun
fights&blood&tags&cops
We would runrunrunhide
then lick Our wounds with lies
i still remember…

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