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  • I never realized that I was mentioned in any of your stories,
    Or that J gave me his sweater because I was cold.
    I forget portions of my life to only remember when prompted.

    I had his sweater in the trunk of my car and remember the drive to his house
    That his lived with his mom in a trailer.
    The sweater smelled like sweat and the summer party on the lake, fizzy cherry alcohol and boy BO.
    We jumped off of a pontoon into the dirty water.

    I got high or drunk and accidentally fell in love with your best friend, temporarily
    He barged in on me when I was in Todd’s bathroom and scared me,
    I jumped and fell off of the toilet and broke a piece of the plastic toilet seat.
    I was embarrassed and had no idea why he kissed me.

    This is when I learned about Neil Young and Neutral Milk Hotel:
    Boys with long hair playing guitar at parties around campfires begging for the girls to sing with them.
    Fascinated when you know words to a Dolly Parton song
    You didn’t tell me you could sing?

    I can?
    I told my parents I was someplace else, stayed out all night and let her drive me home in the morning. We listened to Jets to Brazil and Rainier Maria.

    "You keep fucking up my life" & "I’m certain if I drive into those trees it will make less of a mess than you’ve made of me."
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