Summary: I then walked out and locked my door. “Lawd please let my apartment be here when I gets back.” I walked outside and smelled the fresh air. Soon as I stepped out on the streets of Harlem, I got my walk on. The peoples just didn’t know that I was on a mission. A mission to pay back my rent! I walked down to Fredrick Douglas Blvd and waited for the 8:00 a.m. bus. Its has been a while so I hopes ole John lets me ride for free. The bus pulled up right besides me and John was behind the seat. He said, "Five cents to ride on the bus. Step quickly." When I gots on the bus and gave John that look that told him “I aints got no dang blame money.” I went to the back off the bus and sat down. Me and John done been through this before. He understands that us dark-skinned folks ain’t got no money for no bus fare and it showlled ain't in my budget!