Nokosee found a free moment while on the run from Uncle Sam, dropped by the Miccosukee Embassy one night and used the embassy's computer to do a multimedia riff off of Micco Mann's book cover of MY story for me. Said he couldn't get the song out of his head, that it reminded him of me. Especially this part:
So bright, she can burn your eyes.
Better look the other way.
You can try, but you'll never forget her name."
That book cover always brings back good and bad memories. Because some rednecks wanted to kill us and my dad wanted to save me from Nokosee, the first of the New Seminole, we were on the run through the swamp with the Everglades burning down all around us. We had just met and were only 17-years old. It seems so long ago but it was only last year. And one baby later.