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BREAD SANDRA CISNEROS I question whether these two people in the story are having an affair back together after a divorce or whatever Something as simple as bread can lead to that answer The bread is much like their relationship actually exactly like it We were hungry We went into a Bakery on Grand Avenue and bought bread Filled the backseat The whole car smelled of bread Big sourdough loaves shaped like a fat assCisneros 84 It was an affair They were lusting each other and finally have to give in and it is Grand like the Avenue it fills the backseat and the whole car smells of it Comparing the bread to an ass also takes on a sexual tone We ripped big chunks with our hands and ateCisneros 84 They gorged themselves with this bread and with sex Next comes the music A tango on the tape player loud loud loud because me and him were the only ones who can stand it like that like if the bandoneon violin piano guitar bass were inside us like when he wasnt married like before his kids like if all the pain hadnt passed between usCisneros 84 The music too is like their love It also explains they are the only ones that can stand it like that This might be why they still have this love that once was even after the fact that he is married with children She then mentions the pain that occurred between them and you then question what exactly their relationship is But it doesnt seem that the man feels the same way about what occurred between them Driving down streets with buildings that remind him he says how charming this city is And me remembering when I was little a cousins baby who died from swallowing rat poisonCisneros 84 To me it seems that their view may differ slightly Like their view of events past He remembers
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