I recently borrowed the audio version of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. With all the libraries being shut down, I’m making use of their digital content. I tried reading the book last year, but story in verse isn’t my strongest suit. I’m now further into the book than I made it last year. And when I selected this poem, I wasn’t even aware they were the same person. There’s a story behind this poem – why I selected it, that is. Maybe last year, or the year before or two years ago – it doesn’t matter – I was watching a show on – I believe – on VH1. I can’t recall what the show was about, but maybe the hip hop industry.…