Coffee talk

Subtitled, “Dateline: Las Cruces”

I asked, after the barista dude got done flirting with the girl in line, ahead of me. Crawling out of his left sleeve was some colorful skin art. I asked his birthday.

“Cancer. It’s water sign. I’m also year of the dragon,” he continued, and then pushed the t-shirt’s sleeve up a little, “in Japan, the coy swim upstream, and when they finally arrive, they get turned into a dragon.”

His arm art showed the story, a classical golden carp, turning into a dragon.

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