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Our Last Days as Children Nathaniel Heely It happened while I was in the bathroom. Epiphanies never take place somewhere sexy. I mean, I’m sure there’s some psychoanalytical type of reason about how we’re most ourselves in the bathroom and it’s probably got a whole lot to do with the fact that we’re excreting and letting things go that have been pent up or letting go and washing off grit that’s been on our body and teeth all day or maybe we just remember ourselves as children in the bathroom because the bathroom is kind of a timeless place and being a child involved a lot of inhibition. But it wasn’t any of these things I was actually doing, I was actually looking for a sponge because the one I was using in the kitchen area was so flecked with a frosting of egglike substance dropping off like a ripe fruit. Not peeling, but dropping with tiny audible splats on the aluminum of the sink. It was then, when I was bending down underneath the bathroom sink, that I noticed the condom that Erin and I had used the night before—I always remember it as a Trojan even though there’s no way it was, so what does that tell you about how marketing controls my life? Can’t tell you what brand it was because the only brands I knew besides Trojan and probably Durex were dollar and cent signs. I don’t think either of us had really developed a predilection for what condoms were good and bad. I’m sure that says something about the two of us or about the marketed mind as a whole and how if you haven’t really been exposed or had a partner exposed to a preferred kind of material or latex pattern that feels best on their genitals then it’s something that doesn’t even appear on your radar. Wasn’t like I had had copious amounts of sex. Erin was only my second and I was her first and no I don’t really feel bad about being “one away” from her, nor do I feel bad that I probably could have gotten way more ass before her because the sex I was having seemed way more important than sex I might have in the future. I’ve learned that I’m often in the minority of this subject. But anyways I was right there looking at the condom, filled with my cum, now 44

Green Blotter 2013  
Green Blotter 2013