1. Do you remember your first best friend? Who was it?
marcos martinez. we met in first or second grade and he lived only three blocks away. his dad was a super which meant marcos lived in the basement and at the age of six that shit is hella.cool… playing tag, handball and wrestling right outside the doorway.
2. Are you still in touch with this person?
nah, marcos moved to florida around the same time i moved to the projects and hit a new school.
3. Do you have a current close friend?
eric is my best friend in the whole world. we met in the fifth grade and somehow clicked. i say somehow since i was a real brat at that age. in seventh grade, eric was the kid i went to talk to when my mom died. we kinda parted in high school but hooked back up when we went to the same college. the rest, for those that know, is history.
nice to say that i have other close firends in fish, the collins brothers, jose. angel and ray.
4. How did you become friends with this person?
see above story
5. Is there a friend from your past that you wish you were still in contact with? Why?
yeah, i really wish i still stayed friends with john p. we were hanging MAD tight for almost a year and then a girl came in my life and i pulled a houdini. the girl turned out to be smoke.and.mirrors.dressed.up.real.fine while john found true love. he married her, bacame a stepfather to her lil girl and they have another boy and girl now.
we tried to keep in touch for a lil bit after but it just never clicked right again and it was all m’fault. on a brighter note, ‘mercy on the battlefield’ is all about him so every time i do it i always think about him.