So in this magazine interview, rapper Angel Haze
claims sexual orientation’s like having a favorite color.
(Don’t feel blue; it’s not easy being green.)
And goes on to say, “I should be able to do
whatever and whoever I want at any given time.”
Now I rather like the favorite-color analogy
(though maybe it works best with a complex color like purple),
and I’m all about following your instincts where they lead you,
and parties not involved minding their own business,
but she’s twenty-two and her words reveal
equal parts fierceness and naiveté:
At more than twice her age, I’ve finally learned the lesson
that when you’re in the mood, whatever costs too much
and the whoever that you fancy at the moment,
not knowing or not caring, is out with someone else.
T. Allen Culpepper