Liking women just kind of came up on me.
I really never thought about it much until I got into high
school and joined the track team. I was mostly interested
in this guy on the football team til I found out he had a
girlfriend. But, when I got on the track team I met this
girl who I had seen around the school before but never really
took notice of her.
The girl was fine too and knew it.
Everybody liked her, boys and girls. But I knew I really
liked her when I started getting jealous when some of the boys
would talk to her. It took me a while to understand that
one. But, just like you talked about your heart skipping a
beat or leaping for joy or whatever, that's how this girl made
me feel. I looked forward to track practice just to see
her and hear her push you on in the way she did while we were
sprinting around the school. She was a natural leader too.
That summer, we just started hanging out
together. Talking about being excited everyday. I
know I was because I knew I'd see her. She'd either come
over to my house or I'd go over to her house and we'd just hang
out, just me and her. Sometimes we would hook up with a
few friends and hang out at the park, but mostly it was just the
two of us. After a while, people started calling us the
bopsy twins cause we was always togther.
One day though, I think it was the 4th of
July, we went to the park with our friends and went back to my
house just to hang out. My mom was working the swing shift
that night so we had the house to ourselves. We started
drinking some wine . . . damn, Boonesfarm I think it was and
smoking some weed. Everybody started leaving and it was
just the two of us and we started doing silly stuff like making
fun of what we saw on TV, singing to some songs on the radio,
acting like we were on stage, silly stuff and then we fell
across the counch just laughing and that's when it happened.
We started kissing. Just thinking back on that now ...
girl, I'll never forget that night. I was sooo f**king
I didn't know nothing bout nothing but Ms.
Thang knew what to do. She had definitely been here
before. So you know I let her work me over. And you
know she spent the night and my mama came in that morning and
yes maam she was in bed with me. But she was cool and
never said nothing. In fact, I didn't get no drama like a
lot of folks did. She said she always kind of felt I was
or would be.
After that day, I knew what I liked and what I
wanted. I forgot about that football player. We kind
of maintained until after high school. She and I both had
boyfriends for a minute, which was cool because we really didn't
want nobody to know what was up.
Anyway, I'm old now and you're right, it ain't
the same ... too much drama, too many games. But, I'll
never forget her.