These Cold-Owned Streets

You look lost boy go call ya momma
your step screams I got lessons to learn
walking alone these cold-owned streets

I guess you thought life was easy-street
cartoon pimps and movie-hot mommas
thought you’d hang back while you watch and learn

Can’t play in dirt and keep clean hands, when will you learn?
come in from country and think you street
Now we hear you crying for momma

If momma didn’t learn ya, these streets will

 

Day 7: “The tritina is a shorter cousin to the sestina, involving three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three “end words” are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line.” This poetic form would have been tough if I wasn’t such a BAWDMAN …

 

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