“I forgot how easy this is” by Julia on her couch

Sunday September 18, 2016
5 minutes
overheard at the waterfront theatre

Just have to call once a week. Not sure how that’s hard. Not sure how that takes up too much space in his head and he forgets or how he can let himself forget. It’s not like she has all the time in the world. He only happens to call when he needs something. Only manages to chat about himself instead of asking how she is. She is just happy he calls. When he calls. No matter how long they talk for. No matter how many times he asks for money. She thinks he needs her. She forgets that she needs him too. Last time I told him he wasn’t being fair to her. Said he was hijacking every phone call and he could call once in a while just to say hi. He told me that it was easier for me because I don’t have to worry about the same stuff he does. I don’t have to feel the guilt for not living near home. Or because I have a job and that alone lets me be free enough to call to say hi and have that be the end of things.