From Issue 11: The Color of Pitch

Andrea Christoff

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.

captureAndrea 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.