I care not when the world decides to appreciate their fathers. I appreciate mine whenever I communicate with him. Today was Father's Day.
Every time I pick his brain for knowledge I always come out 5 thousand miles ahead(of these hoes). I cannot not express how fortunate I feel to be able to call my pops, for free — as opposed to calling him collect, to a penitentiary. Each time we talk, it's usually some months that passed so we both have a bunch to tell each other. I told him that I was going to Puerto Rico and I signed the lease to my first apartment. Surprisingly, he found the latter more exciting, saying that that's "big boy shit." I told him about the time that I used the game he gave me and he told me.. —I love to hear shit like this—. . that the way I'm going is sorta like pimping. Pops is like, he'll tell a broad, "that monkey you got. That ain't bout shit. I'm gon make love to yo mind." Man, the shit is fucking killer.
He told me that my lil brother and sisters are down in the city doing gigs, rapping and singing. And while parts of me wondered why that couldn't have been me, (I, not more than 30 seconds ago finally understood. My dad/mom had a plan for me) I genuinely was excited for him. He's putting together a Lyons 5, Generation 2. His older bunch dropped the ball in the aspect of entertainment but the show must go on.
He said that my big brother, who was sentenced to life without parole always asks about me and has dreams about me, as do I of him, and wants me to write him. It sucks because this may be the third time hearing that he wants me to write him and every time I ask for his address I get the "I'll get it to you," so my brother is the one suffering.
Anyway, I got to talk to my dad today and it really topped off my day. What's crazy is, my dad and mom cannot coexist as of late, right? I talked to my dad for about an hour about everything. When I talked to my mom we talked for 5 minutes before she got off the phone with me for her dude. . . *looks at the title and realizes this is neither the time nor the post for this*
Love you, Pops!