Short Fuse

Most of my homies call me lil’ dude.
I’m 5’1” with a lot to prove.

Most say I got a short fuse.

But what they don’t know is

I’ve got nothing to lose.


I saw Mom Dukes die in front of me.

Never had a childhood. Nobody there for me.

When I found the hood I couldn’t refuse.

I’m gonna always be that lil’ dude

with the short fuse.


D. J.

Lia Venchi

Cool Breeze Art, Minneapolis, MN