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You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

We don't live among luxury cars. Plymouths and Fords line our street and crowd the driveways. Interestingly enough, I see a Lexus in the middle of my street, just in front of a neighbor's house. This Lexus can't be bothered to pull to the curb. The brake lights are on, then off, then on again as it's driver is apparently anxious to depart. A passenger steps out from behind the darkened window, walks by the tree of my neighbor and to her door. He is admitted inside while the brake lights of his ride blink on and off and the Lexus creeps slowly ahead. The transaction only takes a moment or two, which is good, since it's a little late for a Lexus in this 'hood. It's bedtime for the 3 small children living inside the house of my neighbor.

Mama, you've had a rough life, truly, but now's the time for a Lioness to arise and leave the Victim behind because little girls recognize their own strength in you.

You're the only one.

The door slams and tires screech. Time is getting away.

Even on a street of work trucks and compact sedans, such shenanigans are met with pursed lips and grim disapproval. We feel helpless and useless but it ain't too late.


  1. i get this, this is so my trucks, old cars and loud music, but there is just not enough room for some things in our hood.


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