So I hoped and prayed and sat by that tiny baby every hour of every day for weeks and more weeks Doctors said it's his lungs, They're just not ready for the world yet. Can't take a breath in. Can't let one out. So I breathed for you, trying to show you how, I prayed to those lungs, mama said. Grow!
Roof: At night sometimes after Miss Edna goes to bed I go up on the roof. Sometimes I sit counting stars, maybe one is my mama and another is my daddy and maybe that's why sometimes they flicker a bit. I mean the stars flicker.
How I got my name: Whenever that song came on that goes "come on baby do the locomotion" mama would make us dance with her. We'd do this dance called the locomotion. See why I had to make it your name? Lonnie Collins Motion, Mama would say. Lo Co Motion. Yeah.