To Be Young, Black, And Growing Up In Brooklyn

I originally wrote this for Let’s Not Be Trash, but after pouring out a bunch of words, I realized that I kind of got lost in my story, and forgot what the goal was. This was supposed to be a piece that used a traumatic moment in my life to drive home the need for men to break the cycle of violence. I didn’t accomplish the mission. Instead, I got this, whatever it is. Figured I would throw this out into the universe, and if someone cares

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