Tick-Tock

It wasnt the waiting that irked him
More so the not knowing
Not knowing what fate the future held
For better or for worse?
It was as if
Some celestial was sitting on a cloud
Somewhere
Toying his destiny between uncaring fingers
In any case, the best strategy was to wait it out
Not that he had much of an alternative

Kid Cai & the Backpack Rebellion

Every where he went for years, nonstop, madness.
Anytime the Kid they call Cai  would enter a convenience store
Cai would have to maneuver through a series of pitfalls
Designed to lesson his shopping experience
And make him an innocent shopper
Feel like a criminal

As soon as Cai
would enter the store
He would be assaulted by employees
Demanding he turnover his backpack to them
Due to store policy
The same store policy that offered no
Insurance in case his bag be robbed
While in thier custody

Basically his backpack
Acted as an insurance policy for the store
An old southern tradition
Rob a black man of his personal property
So that he doesnt shoplift

I’ve never been sent to jail for a crime
So why should the innocent
Have to shop guilty?