During my exotic phase my sophomore year of college, I dated Isabel, this Latina classmate who resembled Maggie, a Latina character in a comic I read called Love and Rockets. (Two brothers named Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez wrote and drew it.) Four months into the relationship, I boinked June—Isabel’s Latina roommate—several times. June didn’t look like Hopey, Maggie’s part-time (and part-Latina) girlfriend, but I didn’t care. Anyway, Isabel somehow found out what I’d done, and—game over, man. Three decades later, I voted for Trump, despite his views on brown people; he understood the cheatin’ urge, unlike Hillary.
Copyright © 2017 by David V. Matthews
(revised December 13, 2017)