“You got to know the cuts (shortcut trails through vacant lots).
Sometimes the lines in our hands intersect like the cuts in the hood. You just got to feel your way through. We take the cuts to stay out of sight, but they just keep us out of mind.
Where I’m from, there ain’t no rose bushes, they just sticky bushes. It’s a day to day struggle and an everyday hustle.
You do what you have to.
Nobody knows what people have been through. Nobody knows their story.” – Chis Dean, “As I Am”
If you get the chance please check out this video/poem by Chris Dean and the Memphis Commercial Appeal: http://vimeo.com/48312847