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Sep. 26th, 2007 | 10:49 am
location: in bed where i should be ASLEEP AJ


phone call, 900am, tuesday
nathan, honey, comes a voice
and i don't recognize it
but caller id says it's aj's parents
nathan, says aj's mom, do you know why aj hasn't picked up his phone
hang on a second, mrs bywaters, i say
and i hide the phone under my pillow
and go to the bathroom
and spend about three fucking minutes screaming my head off
because jesus christ aj your mom needs to not call me to find you
especially when its for dumb shit like i-saw-something-on-the-news-that-reminded-me-of-my-boy

but i'm better now
and i go back to the phone
and say i'm not sure mrs bywaters, but i think he's at work

strange, she says
because i get the this-number-is-disconnected message

strange, i say
maybe its a glitch i don't know, i say and i lie through my teeth
through my fucking teeth aj for you
you know how those cell phone companies are
dropped calls and can-you-hear-me-now
but i'll tell him to call you okay?
do you need me to go and get him from work? and have him call you now?

no, that's fine sweetheart, she says
he can call when he gets a minute
you go back to sleep now
end call

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aj
pay your goddamn phone bill
so your mom
stops calling me
at weird hours
looking for you

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A.J. Bywaters

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from: lowonink
date: Sep. 27th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
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...sorry.

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...pietro...

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from: cartridgefull
date: Sep. 27th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
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mmhm

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