Used to go to the Sam Goody listening booth
Every day to listen to Ready to Die
Because I was broke
Don’t know if you ever hung out
At the bodega at Flatbush and Nostrand
In the back playing Mortal Kombat on the Sega Genesis
I was still getting over Tupac
When I heard what happened
And I didn’t go the procession
Down those Brooklyn streets
Hope you know you meant something then and now
And we still carry on the best we can.
Lawrence Miles is a poet living in White Plains, NY. He wanted to barrel race in Windrixville as a kid.