Poem of the Day

San Francisco Poet Laureate Emerita Kim Shuck is curating a Poem of the Day with San Francisco Public Library for every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back daily for a new poetic offering from assorted local poets or view the archive of previous day's poems.

5/11/2021

WestOakland
by Ziair Hughes

 

My name is ziair
i come from o’block where people slang the
Glocks and sell rocks
when I walk down my block
I here pop pop
Here come the cops
people get killed on the spot

formerly houseless youth poverty skola and student of Deecolonize Academy