batala got a citation
for playing in central park
the one that never existed
in the city — an abandoned city
where something was created from nothing
it’s the same old story and gentrification is today
play your music
the power of the drum
if they ain’t never been to the ghetto
they shouldn’t come to the ghetto
cause they wouldn’t understand the ghetto
they instead of making something out of nothing because the power of the drum
they know the power
should stay tf out of the ghetto.
you are king.
play on, player.
–gelle, who speaks your name and puts her lighter up. everything’s gon be alright.