Here Crackhead Crackhead Crackhead.
Here Crackhead... come on boy... come on.
Just after 4 today my phone rang. It was my neighbor's wife.
"Umm.. Nate... This is Sandy*. My daughter just said she saw a black man creeping around in my backyard. I just wanted to let you know to keep an eye out."
I responded in the only responsible manner I could.
"I'll be right there."
I was already strapped... of course... the boys were all down for naps... so I grabbed bonita... locked up the deadbolts... and headed over to the neighbors back yard.
There's a tree line that runs down the back of our yards and shields our houses from the airport runway behind. Its a risk. Thugs look for such things to gain stealthy entrance and egress. Plus they think they can find cover there. They'll hide in the treeline and watch... trying to figure out predictable patterns in your behavior.
Bonita and I scanned the tree line and I almost immediately saw him... a few feet in... on the oposite side of the yard.
Adrenaline was getting the best of me... and Bonita was puffed up noticeably. I walked into the treeline... still on the opposite side of the yard... and said loudly...
Dude's eyes got very big... then... all I saw was assholes and elbows.
Imagine that. Bonita wanted to take him down... she convulsed a couple times... almost involuntarily... but she never left my side. Sitting at heel... teeth exposed... like some demon waiting for the word... "kill".
Not yet anyway.
Maybe he'll come back.
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