We’ve been planning it for weeks

When

Where

How

We already know the why

Secret friend

Smelly old friend

Exactly why

You’ve come to me again

Don’t we?

Earlier each day

Sneaking up like you do

Boo

I already knew it was you

Your act is getting old

Your hands uncomfortably cold

Clutching my throat

Squeezing harder

My face becoming darker

Though I must admit

I’m starting to like it

You know

The whole idea

The thing

(Cell phone rings)

Shoo

Go away

Put yourself in check

Let go of my neck

Pee-ew

Why don’t you shower

Or brush your teeth

Or comb your hair

You stink

Go back over there

(Phone still ringing)

Please

Sit down

Calm down

I’ll pour us another drink

No

Not yet

We still need to think

It

Through

(Phone to my ear)

“Hello?”

“Hi, baby, it’s me…”

(Smiling)

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Andrew Dabar