The barista asks you how you’re feeling-
so you tell him that you are not ready for
a relationship to spur out of nothing.
There are so many things that you want
out of the Other and it cannot start in
Then he stares at you quizzically because
he was just being polite as you go on about
wanting a best friend you can have sex with
for a long period of time without being
However, while you are explaining your
past relationship’s perfection, you realize
you just came here for a soy latte. Apologize
to the innocent fellow who withstood your
ranting. He found you endearing like a
Katu is a junior at Sarah Lawrence College.