Excerpt 3.

Excerpt 3.

A Chapter by Glen Yumang Manese

Through the Eye of the Lens

Excerpt 3.

Hey kid! You got any money in those pockets. Yah; I'm talking to you. This isn't a hold up. I ain't steal from nobody. I need a pack of smokes. You know; I am dying here. Need to kick the habit. Just one last time. I'm telling you...just one last time. You're the one with all the money. I'm the mess with blowing smoke up you know where. Come on, man! Help a brother out. Gotta get my fix. I'm no druggy; just got in the wrong crowd. Back in the day, this was the thing to do. You know; what I'm saying. We read the label and all...this will cause lung cancer. Make your life miserable and all that stuff. But what's that got to do with me, right. That's just for weak minded people with no adventure in life. You got to try something once in a blue moon. That night came and a group of us found some smokes on the side of the road. May be someone wanted to kick the habit. So here we come; newbies to this stuff. Anyone got a light. So there we were with a pack of Marlboro and no fire. Looking at each other. What are we going to do next? Easy fix; we just grab one from the corner store. A pack of matches and then we're off to the races. I'm a professional now. I can even do some fancy tricks with all this smoke. Even cup the flame with my hand and still use matches. Like the smell of sulfur, gives you that initial feeling before the nicotine goes in. By the way, thanks for the smokes. Remember kid; life is all about choices. Make them count. You know right from wrong. No one has to tell you. How to run your life for you. Somethings come your way. One man's junk is another man's treasure. So to speak, in a nonchalant kind of way. Look at me, people say I never learned. I wasted my life. Since, I never quit smoking. Yet, here we are talking. Ain't nobody perfect. Not making any excuses either. Live and learn like everyone else. You decide your own life. I'm a bit older now. A little more wiser with age. One thing is clear. You never got interested. I'm the one blowing smoke up you know where.


© 2020 Glen Yumang Manese


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Glen Yumang Manese
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