High school sweethearts perform for their audience. They ring wedding bells or go to the same colleges. Homecoming doesn't end until they bring the baby home from the hospital. He goes to work, she stays home with the kids. She prepares supper for him, he expects dessert when they go to bed. They go on humble family vacations to the shore and always go back to school shopping on September 1st. They go on this way for 10 years until one day, one of them wakes up in another person's bed. The divorce is uglier than last season's pumps and the kids end up not believing in love anymore. All of this was for the people who said we looked cute together, that we could end up as prom king and queen. This is the American dream? Forget that! I rather go out with the nerd from AV club. At least I might end up with a Bill Gates.
Christina D. Rodriguez
A Latinx poet and entrepreneur who blogs about poetry, music, writing, and life.
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