Monday, August 22, 2005

Sex and War

In the middle of a long automobile journey, I stop at a Denny’s south of Camp Drum. It’s 3:00 AM. The only other customers are at a nearby table. They’ve been drinking a little and are carelessly loud. He’s a soldier back from Iraq and will shortly return. He wants her to sleep with him. She might except for one thing; he’s already slept with two of her friends. The conversation goes on and on and as I pay I wonder, will she or won’t she?