now that i've gotten your attention...
moving: not even remotely over. i think we've cleaned the kitchen, the bathroom and half of the bedroom. that leaves the other bedroom and the living room in ruins.
my writing project: not so much. i swore july would be my month of creative output. but i just cant fly outta this moving funk.
slam: alot of slam ish taking my head out of the above two projects. talktome slam over by friday, that's a start.
his rib: selling outta books. this is the second shipment. you cant be mad at something so beautiful - even if it took forever to come together.
manhood: i had my 2nd car speed chase, ever. see scene below:
driving down a resendtial street. no more than 25, obviously. the driver behind me becomes impatient. rushes up to the left (where parallel parking resides) and he jumps out of his car yelling:
HIM: Ugly Ass Bitch!
Mo (slowing 25 mph to a crawl): me and ya mama can't both be ugly bitches!
HIM: WHAT? (jumps in car and proceeds to follow Mo)
Mo (two cars ahead): FUCK YOU!!
after driving up two blocks and over the hill, i watch his car pass in the mirror. this is when i remember i am not built to fight 260 pound men. no matter how many poems i write about fighting 260 pound men. i find parking, walk into my new house. filled with moving boxes and humidity. and buckle from the weight of what could have happened.