Growing Up

Growing up with no food on the table

Pushes you to have a mindset where you

Always want better

I hated seeing my mama cry

But I could never really understand why

Little did I know, a little crystal demon had

Completely taken over

Little did I know, that demon controlled her life

No food on the table meant more crystals in her pipe

No hot water to shower meant more liquor in

Her glass

I call this cause and effect

Her hunger for this demon increased our hunger

For a meal

Or not even a meal, affection

This demon took away her ability to love

To care for her babies, her creations

This demon took away her ability to LIVE