Serving

Jimmy Santiago Baca was

My first poet crush, and the prison years, drug

Charges didn’t make him dangerous like my mom insisted.

Not to me. It made him real. Marginalized, disenfranchised,

He talked about things my white girl, little kid

Head only heard whispered about in our yellow kitchen

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Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Internationally & New York Times bestselling novelist. Writing tips. Podcasts. Poems. Psych stuff. www.carriejonesbooks.blog