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Phases
6/7/2020

My middle school teach said to my Grandmother;

“He’s just going through a phase”.

 

My Grandmother looked down at me.

I grinned back at her

with dirt smudged on my face

and my eyebrows raised.

In my back pocket I had

the panties of a girl

from class wrapped around a note

that said, “do you like me?

circle yes or no”

In my shirt pocket was the report-card

my mother had to sign

it spelled out EDDIE

when read from top to bottom line.

My fist were stained with someone

else’s blood and my

booty was itchy cause I didn’t have on clean draws.

I was wearing brand new

tennis shoes I hadn’t

left the house in that morning

regardless to the fat lip

I was sure to get

for taking them from my uncle’s closet

my toes sure felt cozy

 

My grandmother shook her head

when she’d finally finished

looking over me.

 

She turned to my teacher and said

“I don’t nothing about phases,

But I do know that the boy

needs his @$$ beat”.

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