Yesterday, I bought a pistol.
The day before, I was anxious, fearing the headlines,
wondering what was happening around the next corner,
uncertain in the hood. Today, I walk cool and will look you
in the eye. Should I brush your shoulder while walking by,
I will not apologize. I am now a man, unfettered, a force
to be reckoned with. I recommend everyone should buy
a pistol. Should you brush against someone's shoulder,
you don't have to apologize.
If you have any comments on this poem, J.D. Heskin would be
pleased to hear from you.