Kings lie down to zip up their jeans,
buy Cetaphil, candy, magazines
at Walgreens because they can
walk there unsupervised, describe 
blowjobs they’ve given to seniors
in cars, spend what they think of as
their own money. Home sick from school, 
they learn about G-strings from daytime TV.
A Jerry Springer episode: “My Daughter
Dresses Like a Ho!” and a mom comes on 
waving a finger at a whooping audience 
that quiets as she opens a variety-pack 
Band-Aid box out of which she pulls her
daughter’s clothes.