Drinking coffee does not
give you energy. All it does is tell your
brain that you are not tired. But people are tired for
different reasons; an ill-fitted dress in a meeting, a cab that comes
too late, a cigarette without a light. A sea turtle waits
30 years for sex, and even then, it finds no
pleasure. It is in a single day
that someone realizes they are
old. A twitching eye, an unrecognized gut.
Too many shots become too many, when too many had
been ok. Finding your passion, when you’re unable to feel passion.
Starting over, when starting over is no longer fashionable.
Heading upstate for a breath of fresh air, a
pint of syrup and the feeling that
the city has left you.
Andrea Christoff writes out of Appleton, Wisconsin. Before graduating with her Master of Arts degree from Marquette University, she worked for a non-profit in the Pacific Northwest where she started a writing workshop for homeless youth. She is a member of the Wisconsin Writers Association and loves the outdoors, her chocolate lab, books and wine.