One boy, a child is born,
into a world not chosen , inherited –
Taught and shown, a witness silently.
To all the love and hate.
A broken apartment, an absent dad –
comforted by the outside – the street.
What choice? tempted by acceptance,
list between the headlines.
Responsible, yet to whom –
the option to sink or swim.
Fear or be feared, be adored or alone
one boy, innocence betrayed.