I saw on TV that Spielberg is going to make “West Side Story.”

It’s the story of my pre-Bar Mitzvah days in East Harlem.

It brought back many memories.

My gang, too, had a “rumble.”

I almost killed a guy I didn’t know.

I was in many a gang fight.

Came home with many a sore nose.

Many times it was punched but never broken.

I was just a lucky guy. I used up many of my “nine lives.”

Lucky Me

(March 23, 2022)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.