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How Did R.M. Drake's Sidewalk Poetry Earn a Million Followers and a Best-Selling Book?

Robert Macias was looking over the food options in the Miami Coral Park Senior High cafeteria one day when he felt a sharp pain. Someone had flicked his ear. The underclassman swung around to eyeball the tormentor, but the kids in line were stone-faced.

So he turned back to the steaming lunch options.

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