The Kid

They call him ‘The Kid’

Just 19

And his first time in adult jail

He says he’s learned his lesson

But with four years of juve under his belt

It’s hard to be sure

He talks about learning a trade

Or buying a franchise

And of kicking the drug habit

He hates it here

Every day like the last

And he lost his kitchen job

Still trying to save though

He’s quit smoking

Not easy to do

Surrounded by 400 heavy smokers

No support on the outside

No family to turn to

So it’s a long shot

But maybe, just maybe

He’ll surprise us all

And come good on the outside

When he gets his chance

At life after jail

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