I went by my girlfriend Noe’sÂ place in Boyle Heights. It used to be my place, but I decided to move downtown.
My girlfriend loves everything and everybody. When I went to her place she was like, â€œBrowne I have something to show you.â€
So she takes me to the fire escape and shows me a baby rat. With feathers. I think some people call them pigeons.
â€œIsnâ€™t it cute?â€ Noe.
I just sort of stare, she continues, â€œThe mama was there and then there was an egg, so I couldnâ€™t kick it out. It’s nature. It’s beautiful.â€
An egg is not a bird, apparently she hasn’t been reading her pro-choice literature.
That nest and egg would have been on the sidewalk on the pavement if I still lived there. A sort of lesson to all of the other pigeons to stay offÂ MY fire escape, but the universe works in mysterious ways and Noe lives there not Browne, so a lucky break for theÂ pigeonsÂ of Boyle Heights.