Little Christian Girl

Christina loads a Linkin Park CD
in the boombox,
twists the volume to max
presses play
then turns to her friend

We kinda look like each other, you know?
Our brown skin and dark curly hair.”

The teenagers stare at themselves
in the break room mirror
“You’re prettier,”
Christian whispers.
“Let’s switch nametags,”
Christina demands.
“Someone will know,”
he’s adamant.
“Pfft. We’ll get away with it.”
She pins her nametag on him.
“Now I’m Christian,
and you’re Christina.”
Laughter ensues
Rowdiness dominates the grill
Fake Christian runs around singing
like Chester Bennington
The restaurant crew acts like ninjas in battle
handling fast-food orders
to watching,
confused customers
Days later, a mystery shop returns
zero score
with a stinging memo:

“That little Christian girl…
   is an issue.”
But there was no little Christian girl
there was a Christina
but it made little sense
Christian’s a guy
three times Christina’s size
“That mystery shopper fucked up.”

The novice manager concluded,
ripping the mystery shop up
“Told ya.”
Christina tells Christian
quickly kissing him
“Now you’re my boyfriend.”

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    I’ve become so numb
    I can’t feel you there
    Become so tired
    So much more aware
    I’m becoming this
    All I want to do
    Is be more like me
    And be less like you
    I’ve to read it multiple times to understand what’s happening.
    You work hits differently everytime.

    1. Kirsten

      Haha! I used to love LP back in the day.


        Hey me too!!
        I wasn’t expecting a blog from you. I’m so amazed to read it. Very very satisfied.


    Expert advice- always turn on the notifications for your favorite writer. No one knows when they will share their next magnificent work.

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you for reading, Devang. 🙂 I hope you’re doing well today!


        Don’t thank me. I always enjoy your work and I will always read them.
        The day was fine. I made someone for next blog 😌
        Super satisfied. How are you? How’s your health??

      2. Kirsten

        Nice! That’s great to hear! I’m feeling good, very happy today, thank you for asking. ☀️🥰


        I’m happy to know that you are happy. Please stay happy like that. SHINE ✨

  3. Pooja G

    I remember being a teenager and screaming all the words to Linkin Park songs!

    1. Kirsten

      Haha right? I miss those days. To do that now requires at least 3 glasses of wine. 🥴
      I hope you’re feeling better!

      1. Pooja G

        Same here 😂 I am, thanks 😊

  4. donmatthewspoetry

    I can see why Bogdan likes your work…….

    1. Kirsten

      Haha! He is indeed a fantastic writer with great taste. Thank you for reading, Don! 🤗☀️

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