Beepbeep

I’m watching
“Garden State”

For the
First time

Since 14

Because
It seems like
The most
Millennial
Response

To your
Mom having
Just Died.

—-

Earlier
I was

Eating a
Chocolate bar

And remembered
That

When I was 12,
And I
got my
First period

She Told me:

“You gotta
Eat chocolate
On your period.”

So then I –
– Bawled my
Fucking
Eyes out.

—-

Afterward,

I drove
To parks

I’d never
Been to

By this River
Near my house

Because She –
– Always – used –
– To tell me:

“Go play
Outside.”

—-

“My mom
Just died…

God…it’s
So weird
to say that
out loud.

God um,

My mom
Just died,

And that’s
why I’m
Home.”

-Zach Braff
Garden State, 2004

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