Twelve year olds these days reminds us
of how cringe-worthy we used to be
and that's probably why we give them so much shit.
Ya'll wanna pretend
you weren't starting fires and stealing cigarettes
and shoving candy into your pockets at the store.
When I watched half of you do that in front of me.
We beat up kids once in a while-
ambushed them at the park
or behind the apartments.
We've all been there.
So maybe we should be there for kids too.