Oakland teenager Daisy Armstrong held the audience at the city's First Unitarian Church captive with her spoken-word performance.
"She makes money any way she knows how," Armstrong said in a cadence between a croon and a chant, her voice filling the church without help from a microphone. "She just turned 13. Shouldn't know what a naked man looks like."
That poem, she explained after finishing her recitation to thunderous applause, was based on the experience of a 14-year-old acquaintance who was prostituted on the streets of Oakland.