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I am a street poet

and I write about bad things.

I believe in the righteousness of the asphalt

and the spiritual cleansing brought forth from a savage drive-by.

You will not hear high-brow poetic structure over here

I do not prescribe to

nor do I care in the least about iambic pentameter

I laugh at the alphabetical order of the Shakespearean sonnet

A sestina, come on,

that's a little old Latina I used to date

I write what I feel

and I spit what I know

I am a street poet

and I write about bad things

 

-from "A Revision of Street Poet" originally written by GNO

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