Friday, October 5, 2018

Noe's Birthday.

So, today’s Noe’s 42nd birthday.  We went to the cemetery for the first time in a few years.  Honestly, I’m embarrassed, I’d forgotten which way to go when we got there.  It’s not that I don’t like going, I love visiting our fam.  I have no excuse.

After walking around for a while, I took Joey to visit Mrs. Harper, who was her favorite resident when she worked at Manor Park.  It was shady over there, so I figured she could hang over there while I went around to the other side to look for Noe.

Of course, when I started walking that way, it came back to me, and I found him quickly.  He’s close to a tree, so it’s calm and shady there.  I thought and remembered everything: the day we met at the CP Center, all the times we hung out, all the fights, the day in ’91 I watched him go down.  I told him I hope he thinks I’m doing right by him remembering him the way he deserved here through my words, hoping people get a sense of who he was, how I was molded into the crip I am today, because I knew him.

And, I cried.

Be good to each other.


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