it’s in you –
syllables of fire
to spew with feel.
this is your cue –
breakout from behind the 8 ball.
practice, practice and practice
until you’ve become a shark,
like a hustler on a street corner –
style depends on it.
like a master, be a smoothie –
this is your voice of debonair that can sway.
make them succumb and they’ll take notice.
but sometimes it takes more than that,
and if you have to
bring out the prop –
break it into two
and hold each in both hands,
because fuckin splintered ends…
do open eyes wide
when you show them that no bullshit rules here.