it's cold out and you're
somber like twenty negative
pregnancy tests in a
young girl's bathroom while
she tries to get some sleep through
all the tears, and you can't help
but laugh because you're pretending
to be sober again and that's a silly
thing to compare someone to.
even if you're standing beside
that girl and all she's ever wanted is
standing beside her, too.
but he's drunk and she almost
wants to just scream at
him, as loud as
she can,

"you really are a terrible actor."