Mother stood up first.
“I know the divorce and your father’s passing has been difficult for you and you have your ways to cope…but we feel that we are losing you. You’re the only son I have and I pray everyday that you stop hurting yourself and that you find Jesus.”
She sat down.
Yeah, I found Jesus, Mother. He was hiding underneath my fucking bed right beside the crack pipe.
My uncle stood up next.
“This is all up to you, Peter. If you say (like you said before) that you are done then we’re all behind you. But you have to really be done this time. You have to. Nobody else can do it for you.”
Whatever, put down the doughnut.
After a couple more verbal lashings from the family, Cousin Timmy got up last. This ought to be good.
“You’re a fucking asshole.” He said. There were tears in his eyes.
He sat back down.
As adept as always in handling these kind of situations, Timmy, as adept as always.
I looked around the Tim Horton’s. Everyone was looking at me. I thought I was just coming here for a fucking coffee and a wrap.
That was Monday.
Friday back at it again. The beast needed feeding.
Dan rolled up in his Benz. He held up a bag of pills.
“Wanna get high with me and my girl?” Tina looked over. Smiled.
We made out last time. Felt her up. So hot.
Dan doesn’t know or he knows and doesn’t give a fuck.
“Hell yeah I do.” I got in the car.