The Third Beer

Jan 29, 2024 11:59 · 57 words · 1 minute read life

A quote from Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it’s there, because it can’t hurt, and what difference does it make?