The road was blazing , the heat extreme . It was August 3 2005 it was the hottest day of the year so far . Sweat had soaked the shirt I wore , the seat behind me wet to the touch . The air conditioning was broken in my 23-year-old red Pontiac . I drove down the crowded interstate with everything I owned . The hustle of the beach people coming and going , happen every year as more and more tourist fled to the hot beaches. The move was needed , my presence in Five points city was beginning to be hazardous to my health . I was a two-time loser in marriage , addicted to drugs , stealing to keep it alive . I knew if I unplugged from my surroundings , the abstinence from drugs would be easier . I wanted to quit so bad , willpower , friends and lifestyle held me back , I knew this . The biggest problem with moving back to Boxley hills , is my first wife lived there . Thinking things would be different , we have been apart for several years now , I pressed on for a new life . I had lived in Boxley hills twice before , once with my wife , another time after being discharged from the armed forces .
Five points city was like most , thriving with jobs , money and corruption . I had seen my share , the first day I spent in the city a random person I was talking with told me without prejudice , turn around and go back where you came from . I wished as I drove down the road I would have listened . Thinking back I made so many mistakes , some against the law , many against the values most find normal to their existence. I started out a goal oriented person , quickly changed into the portion of society thought as outlaws .
to be continued …….
- Going in a new direction (ukashe.wordpress.com)