Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I am Polly and Polly is me.
I feel I have finally made this house a home. Alameda is the perfect spot for me. Unfortunately, I met too many angry, hurt men at the bars on my initial quest for acceptance in my new environment. I had a home, an education and a future, which slapped the faces of most single men I met in my early years in Alameda. Many men I came in contact with found it easier to brush me off, call me crazy and defend their turf, like Krishna did this morning when he first became aware of Polly. I eventually felt as fearful as Polly does right now, hiding in a new house from hissing, territorial males. The women I kept in touch with on either side of my family weren't helpful when I turned to them for moral support. No one had ever given them anything after all. I found myself all alone and very scared without anyone to relate to. Of course I reached out to the wrong man, fell pregnant and am now going it alone with a toddler, two cats and a home I am finally making my own!