Poetry from Kahlil Crawford

NU-JAZZ PUNK BLUES

It’s easy to count your losses and blame yourself.

You quickly scramble for compensation..

Scolding from loved ones echo thru your mind…

IT’S TIME TO PAY THEM BACK [but how?]….

You BUCK UP & become who they said you SHOULD be.

You abandon your instincts.

You eliminate what seemingly has not worked for you.

You throw away clothes, music, etc. – identifiers of your “failed” existence:

You delete your social media.

You change your area code.

You comb your hair to the side.

You join a gym.

You start tanning.

You start speaking the King’s English.

You approach women whom normally wouldn’t give you the time of day…

You hang out at Starbucks:

YOU APOLOGIZE.