Jimmy needs money. Goes to
see his old man. His old man is loaded. His old man has Alzheimer’s, doesn’t
know his own name, forgets to eat, wears diapers.
need two thousand bucks.
-Two thousand dollars.
-I need two thousand dollars. Two thousand dollars.
-Who are you?
-Jimmy. Your son, Jimmy.
-Nice to meet you, Jimmy.
-Don’t fall asleep. Open your eyes. Focus. That’s right.
Open your eyes.
your eyes. I’m going to get your checkbook now.
-Your son, Jimmy. Jimmy.
-Nice to meet you.
Jimmy fills in
the amount. He adds a zero. Cool twenty grand. Cold twenty grand. Cold. His old man signs check.
looks at his old man. Used to idolize him. Was big, strong, sharp as a blade.
Long time ago. He’s small now. Pee stains on pants. Doesn’t know his own name.
thinks about it. Takes cushion off chair. Wouldn’t take much, Jimmy thinks,
couple of minutes. Just push down, push hard.
thinks about it.
thinks about it for a long time.
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