its amazing how much new yawk has changed over the years.
i heard everyone talking about it,
and giving reasons why they left/leaving,
but i stayed in my own routine to really understand.
it’s amazing what you see when your eyes start to open.
even with you as an animal within this concrete forest.
the pretty vixen and i met up to hang out…
well she literally came to my crib at 5pm and dragged me outside.
if she would have asked me when it’s 20 degrees,
i probably wouldn’t have answered my door.
if i know her,
she doesn’t do anything unless it’s 50 and above.
yesterday was 64-ish.
spring seems to be rolling around the corner quite quickly.
we took the train down to union square and started walking around.
the pretty vixen loves to walk around new yawk alone.
she explores the giant forest and learns a lot,
so it’s nothing when we get together and walk around.
as we animal-watched,
she turned and said to me:
“have you noticed a current trend?”
there was a shit ton of interracial couples.
black wolves + snow bunnies.
but i’m ignoring it.”
it was hard not to tho.
i saw the finest wolves with the most basic snow bunnies.
i did see one or two,
black on black couples,
but that was about it.
as we walked and talked about everything,
we ended up at the village at about 9-ish.
i haven’t been down to the village since star fox was alive.
the last time we went there,
it was a late night at like 2009-ish.
230am or so.
we had fun,
but i was so scared to be spotted down there.
he was a lot more brave.
my own insecurities,
but going down there made me uncomfortable.
now i’m out of fucks in 2017,
i was the one to ask her if she wanted to go down there.
the last time i went down there,
it was nothing but ratchet hyenas all over the place.
they were so loud,
you could hear them barking a mile away.
i think that was what made me uncomfortable.
i was in for a shock.
there were hardly any blacks down there anymore.
it was all hipsters and upper class whites.
gyms and coffee shops on every corner.
the straights also seemed to have taken over what was once a “gay” area.
it was still pretty gay,
but i saw so many white straight couples it was pretty ridiculous.
the pretty vixen saw how in shock i was.
“well this is the new new yawk jamari.
everything has changed now.”
where do all the black folks hang out?”
some places in harlem.
it’s changed now.
it’s funny how everything that was once fun has been gentrified.
i deal with it enough in harlem,
but to see it down in the village was pretty eye opening.
we ended up at a diner and just talked into 12am.
she told me about her experiences and what’s changed.
how clubs and restaurants she use to frequent have all been shut down.
it was sad to hear what new yawk has become.
the pretty vixen plans on re-introducing me to this new forest called “new yawk”.
this summer is going to be an interesting one.
i’m ready for it.
lowkey: i don’t know what has happened,
but the amount of wolves who eye fucked me yesterday.
the one couldn’t stop breaking eye contact with me as he walked with this vixen.
i got about 3 who said:
“wow he is handsome”
…as i walked by.
i finally saw what everyone who walks next to me saw.
i always thought they were looking at them.
i’m ready to start putting myself out there again.