My vulgar Jay & Silent Bob ringtone wakes me up early this morning toÂ the sounds of, “fuck, fuck, fuck. Mother fuck, motha fuck…” I grab and reach for my phone blindly as the bandana I wear to sleep blocksÂ
out not only annoying light, but what seems to be another beautifulÂ day I’m greatful to see again. “Gracias a dios” is the message I wrote to myself, but after a while it began to lose it’s meaning and purpose.Â
I rub out the nights sleep from my eyes and like a five year openingÂ presents on Christmas, I check my email to see what the day may bring.Â Nothing outta the ordinary today. More spam about wearing the right bra size and buying a house.
I read through a few quickies and behindÂ to emerge from my cacoon, for you see I live at my friends house andÂ for the last two years the floor and a sleeping bag have been my bed.Â Sleeping on the floor is nothing new for me, sometimes it’s the bestÂ sleep ever. I jimmy open the bathroom door with my knife because my friendsÂ nephews locked it again.
I grabÂ some eye candy as I make my way down Chavez and to my dismay, “Cheech”Â is sick and won’t be in till tomorrow. I thank the barber for the infoÂ and I make my way back toward the house.I think of what I need to do for the day and I make a mental list, buyÂ deodorant, drop of $25 for Harleys doggie food, meet V @5 to go to aÂ comic book store and them meet up with C @9 for a poetry reading inÂ Highland Park. By the time I get to Soto & Chavez, the heart of EastÂ L.A. I decide to pay my uncles restaurant a visit for some morning chow.”La Chispa de Oro” has been in Boyle Heights for 15 years and theyÂ make some of the best food in town. The best way to describe it, it’sÂ like your mom is in the kitchen cooking for you. Nothing fancy, justÂ whole some food. People trip out when I tell them my uncle owns theÂ place, they’ve been coming here since forever.I pop out the times, check my email one more time and grab a cup ofÂ joe after I order some chilaquiles with salsa verde. My food isÂ staring to get cold now and my uncle just asked me how come I don’tÂ put down the phone and eat. I’m not on to argue with that. It’s justÂ another random Boyle Heights morning.