handed a package with instructions, “You all in?”
naw, can’t. “In or you got nothin’.”
head down, then I got nothin’ then.
another day, another friend.
“Going over to the college, wanna come?”
head tilted to the side feeling dumb.
honest, I don’t know how to start?
“No worries friend, I’ll help that part.”
“Gotta world focus, to see change,
remove one from a demographic cage.”
followed friendly footsteps to lead me to a road,
not easy though, not easy though.
Finals told percentages of growth
gave my life some kind of hope.
Remember all or nothing as I lead.
My stronger voice, a clear feed.
I give all in my life, wanting to be something;
knowing its all or nothing.
2017 E. R. Smith