Do You Want A Banana?


Do You Want A Banana?

 One time her brother came through the back while we were


next to the

sink in the kitchen.


We heard the back door,

thought it could be her mother,

disengaged our tongues,

stepped away from each other …

 (our hearts racing)

leaned back against the

kitchen sink

tried to act as nonchalantly as possible …

and waited …


 Within a tenth of a second (or less) after

disengagement she said,

’’Do you want a banana?”

I thought it was the funniest comment I had ever



Dumbstruck, my mouth open, I


at her before hearing laughter

stream from my mouth,

felt my head tilted back, while

seeing her kitchen ceiling for

the first time in my life …

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