Adrian de León
3 min readDec 4, 2021

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Pork Chops

Last night, I sat in a Latin American restaurant, with blaring salsa music and a typical menu of meat, fish and ceviche. As the hispanic sounds of the lyrics and the conversations of the restaurant’s predominantly Latino customers swirled in my ears, I thought of you. When the waitress sat us down and handed us a menu, I thought about how you would hate the loud music, but you’d probably like the waitress.

I thought about how most of our interactions took place in restaurants and cafés, though if I am true to myself, a majority of those settings were drinking establishments. I can count the restaurants we ate at on…

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