Hello my Iger's! I was recently tagged by @wordstofly for a #wildflower prompt piece. Yesterday as I cruised my old neighborhood, you know the seamy side of life, the place where my youth was spent and my younger days blissfully wasted. I saw my city still in stagnation and deep in its putrid state, no my City has not changed internally albeit only superficially.
So as I drove through the streets and visited my old friends and I saw the city unaltered with the smell of decay and sour beer still lingering in the atmosphere, I thought about the prompt.
Now, as an adult, observation suits me fine, however when seeing friends deteriorate it makes me wonder many things. Yes I know it's the same shit in every barrio, hood, ghetto. There's no money in these parts but an abundance of Drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, and well you name it.
It's yours for the right price....but at what cost? Are humans susceptible to their environment? I often wonder how I made it out? My burden was just as heavy as some of the wildflowers growing up with me. Aren't those lives worthy of sympathy? As I thought these questions I sought out an old friend who inspired me to write my first book. I met her in the streets, she was part of the seedy sex trade world. She was my age, 14 at the time. As we became friends, I wondered how anyone can do this to another human? Is your soul worth a humans life?
Well my peeps, unfortunately my friend passed away a couple of years ago alone. Just another life taken inside the boulevard of broken dreams. And this my friends is why I feel such sorrowful melancholy 😔
Anyway, thanks for reading😘 I just want you all to know that I love ya all!
Thanks for the tags it helps me challenge myself and unburden my sorrows in this page I created, talk about cathartic! 🙌🏼 stay blessed and humbled happy weekend my Igers! 😘🔥🌿
This piece is dedicated to my friend Eva #rip🙏
This beautiful art piece is by the amazing artist @abitofwhimsyartist ❤️👏🏼❤️isn't she fabulous!
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