Amaya Blankenship – “My Walk Home” (Get Lit)

Performing at the 2017 Get Lit Classic Slam.

“In the dark, light only casts shadows and it’s easy to be a target when lurking hands can hide.”

Don’t miss this dynamic poem from Amaya Blankenship, performing during the finals of the 2017 Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order Get Lit Rising today at, and join the #LiteraryRiot at

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