Laymon

5 Notable Sentences:

  1. I’m 17, five years younger than Rekia Boyd will be when she is shot in the head by an off duty police officer in Chicago.
  2. My heart is pounding out of my chest, not out of fear, but because I want a chance to choke the shit out of John Deere. I can’t think of any other way of making him feel what we felt.
  3. After the President’s letter goes out, my life kinda hurts.
  4. I receive a sweet letter in the mail with the burnt up ashes of my essays.
  5. Mama’s antidote to being born a black boy on parole in Central Mississippi is not for us to seek freedom; it’s to insist on excellence at all times.
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