I’m Already Working On The Soundtrack 

Joey said, “Mr. S is going to text you about city league practice. He said he’d make me do twenty push ups if I didn’t show up.”

I asked, “How can he make you do anything if you don’t show up?”

“You know what I mean. He’d find me. He knows where I go to school.”

“But you told me you didn’t want to play city league.”

“Changed my mind.”

“Just for that, I’m gonna make you do thirty push ups.”

“You can’t make me do anything.”

“Got a point.”

“I won’t go you don’t want me to.”

“I want you to do what you want.”

“Then, city league it is.”

Joey’s telling me this while I’m driving him from St. Margaret’s to his granny’s. 

One more half day and he’ll be on vacation till 2017. 

His eyes are closed but I know he’s awake.

I ask, “What’s up? Somethin’ on your mind?”

“Just thinking about how cool this will be when the movie of my life is made.”

“This what?”

“This scene. This episode where you, the homeless guy, dedicate your life to making sure I get to school and basketball practice.”

“This is a scene?”

“Not yet. But it will be when I’m famous and the movie of my life is made.”


Joey reached over, patted my shoulder and said, “It’s going to be the best movie ever.”


About joefingas

I am a songwriter, poet, blues singer, and a boogie woogie piano player. I have a grandson but I have no children of my own. All my women have wised up and left me. I was a bum, a wino, a drug/alcohol counselor, a prevention/intervention specialist and a pretender. I have no more time to pretend.
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