Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dear Diet Coke,

This Jesuit school hands out free food like Jehovah’s Witnesses hand out Watchtower pamphlets. I haven't been grocery shopping in three weeks. Today though, instead of free lunch and a meditation session, I sat in my kitchen with Kelsey trading stories of injustice and unrequited love. When she rejected my offer for a regular, glass-bottled Coke she said, “No, I have my diet coke”
“…but this has sugar cane.”
“And this has aspartame…”
It was like two ships passing in the dark, and I loved it. You certainly don’t have a place in MY life, but I’m glad you’ve found home somewhere.


1 comment:

  1. I'm pleased to see that your sheets haven't bled. I hope you did well on your midterm.


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