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Meet Maurice and his Homosexualist life partner Juan Triq Poni. A former naval Captain and NASA drop out and Latino horse prostitute. Sue De Nim met them at their squalid loft in Queens, they share with two registered drug addicts, a Peruvian family of Avocado farmers and the ghost of Lucille Ball.
Sue: Maurice, thank you for allowing us into your home. If I may start with you first? You came from a wealthy and privileged background, a college graduate and on the fast track Astronaut program at NASA… What went so horribly wrong?
M: Thank you Maureen. I suppose I had never just stopped to look at my life. I was always the ‘A’ student, the Football Star, then one day I just realised. ‘This isn’t me.’ I had a sense of humour and liked to partake of the occasional pipe. I wasn’t into confrontation. Perhaps, maybe sometime in the dead of night I would sneak away and smoke some grass. You see I realised that I was a joker, a smoker, a midnight toker. I sure didn’t want to hurt no one. So I packed my spacesuit and got on the first Greyhound to New York. Now those dogs are fast but they couldn’t carry my weight, so I got a one way Air ticket to the Big Apple.
S: And that’s when you met Juan?
Juan and M together: Yes.
J: I don’t know how he would have survived without me. he was like a innocent, you know? I see him outside Central Station and I say to myself. ‘You have to look after this crazy spaceman because he is not gonna last 2 days in this city.’ So I bring him home, I clean up my act and we have been together for 5 years now. It is tough. Maurices’ family do not accept me because I am from a very poor family and I am a Horse and most of my family have been made into dog food or glue. But we have each other.
… Well there you have it. In this reporter’s’ opinion, this crazy young couple just might make it work, against all the odds. An ex-Spaceman and a Horse… A sort of Modern day Space Cowboy. Maurice. The space cowboy… Wait. Isn’t that a Steve Miller band song?