by Maggie Jefferis

Photo by Zaccheus White

He was only a kid,

Thrown into trouble and danger at the age of nine

Put in a detention center locked away from his family

He was only a kid,

Knowing one day he would have to make a choice

Between what he knew

And surviving.

He was only a kid,

Keeping one foot in both doors

Rapping

Writing

Drawing

Living

He was only a kid,

Tatted up

But still brilliant.

He was only a kid,

Zeakyy

With a future

Threatened by his color.

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