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  • Government Name: Mark Dixon
  • Register Number: R-01558
  • Age:32
  • Time Served:14 years
  • Home Town:Chicago, Illinois
  • Sentence:35 years
  • Current Charge:1st Degree Murder, 2 Counts of Attempted Murder
  • Alias:Chyna Bo
  • Release Date:2034
  • Prison Affiliation:Gangster Disciple
  • Circle of Influence:LaBron Neal Bey, Fall Back
  • Institution:Pickneyville Correctional Center
  • With every child murdered in the streets, the bullseye on your head grows bigger.

Pocket Full of Seeds

Pouring two handfuls of seeds into my palms,

“Take these to your Grandad. No stopping to chitchat or clown around. Go straight there!” commands Mom.

“What are these?” I ask examining one of them.

“Just do as I told you son, now go!”

No sooner than my foot hits the edge of the door I have forgotten everything she’d said. Walking past her house my girlfriend and I get into an argument that ends two hours later with only hurt feelings to account for the time lost.

Leaving her house,

“Say buddy, why the sad face?” an old pal of mine asks. “What do you say we talk it out over a drink?”

That talk turns to a three-hour ride to a bar across town. Later that night my pal drops me off at my Grandad’s. Pulling the door open,

“Where’ve you been you should have been here hours ago and where are the seeds?”

Reaching into my pocket not one seed remains, only the dumb look on my face and a trail of seeds.

Those seeds represent my options for my future, which were lost in my pursuit of other things. I never meant to lose them, but I did. All that remains is my regret and the trail of failures I left behind. That trail is so you can see how and where I failed and do better.

  

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