Safe Place to Be

Safe Place to Be

I been in the community since ‘06 ain’t worry bout a thing 

Turn right on Hendo 

Jack in the Box after school, 

Taco Bell, KFC, and Safeway 

Chicken tenders okayyy, they comin my way 

Rainier Beach is a safe place to be 

But there is a lot of things we need to change in our community 

Trash I don’t want to walk near that

Dunkin Donuts ain’t a dumpster 

Trust me I know buster 

Food desert I don’t know how my single my moms be, 

Thinking about what their child’s next meal should be 

Cop standing in the corner looking for some trouble trying to take a black person’s  soul 


Rainier Beach is a safe place to be 


Puts us in a position to be leaders 

In addition, the proper determination to do better cuz we know better 

There is no I in WE 

The powers that be 

Want to chastise me 

But we won’t let them

Because we have unity 

Rainier Beach is a safe place to be 

Once I go outside I see all melanin queens 

Walking to the lake writing poetry ain’t worry about a thing 

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

Rainier Beach is a safe places to be

Hijabi 206 from the South End you know where I be.

About The Author

Fatima Kabba

Fatima is a journalist, poet, and podcaster who continues to grow while working as a Corner Greeter at RBAC.

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