I was three times more likely to go to jail
than graduate high school.
I am not in jail.
But don’t you worry,
I teach in the barrio—
just a displaced middle school teacher from the Murder Mitten.
Back home they closed all our public schools.
I did not know this many white people existed
till I moved to Arizona.
Where the fuck are the metal detectors?
Please don’t shoot me.
Why do people openly carry their guns here?